Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

My brain is whirring. This prompt almost stumped me. It is such a strange title. Happy happy joy joy. It isn’t English. Not the way I know it anyway.What are my definitions of the words? Happy  = contentment Joy = an explosion of happiness and pleasure. Could I somehow write about this, or an experience where this happened. I am often happy. Occasionally my happiness will be enhanced by an unexpected occurrence and joy will be the outcome – however, I don’t feel the creative urge at these thoughts.

Joy comes – I’ve suddenly thought what this title is reminding me of. The musical South Pacific. “Happy, happy happy, happy talk” (full lyrics at end of post.)  This was going to lead into a post about my happy holiday in Tahiti on the island of Morea where the filming of South Pacific took place, the mountain featured above being Bali Hai. On checking out the lyrics of the song I’d never really thought much about, apart from knowing the first few lines ( I thought), it became apparent that this is exactly what this prompt is all about.

Happy talk, keep talking happy talk,
Talk about things you’d like to do,
You gotta have a dream, if you don’t have a dream,
How you gonna have a dream come true?

With a positive outlook, happy thoughts, dreams that you’d like to do and have happen the chances of joy being yours is highly likely.

 

Full Lyrics to Happy Talk from South Pacific

Happy talk, keep talking happy talk,
Talk about things you’d like to do,
You gotta have a dream, if you don’t have a dream,
How you gonna have a dream come true?

Talk about a moon floating in de sky looking like a lily on a lake,
Talk about a bird learning how to flyMaking all the music he can make
Happy talk, keep talking’ happy talk,Talk about things you’d like to do,
You gotta have a dream, if you don’t have a dream,How you gonna have a dream come true?

Talk about a star looking like a toyPeeking through de branches of a tree,
Talk about a girl, talk about a boy,Counting all de ripples on de sea
Happy talk, keep talking happy talk,
Talk about things you’d like to do
You gotta have a dream, if you don’t have a dream,How you gonna have a dream come true?

Talk about a boy saying to de girl: “Golly, baby, I’m a lucky cuss!”
Talk about a girl saying to de boy: “You an’ me is lucky to be us!”
Happy talk, keep talking’ happy talk,Talk about things you’d like to do,
You gotta have a dream, if you don’t have a dream,How you gonna have a dream come true?
If you don’t talk happy and you never dream,Then you’ll never have a dream come true.

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About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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6 Responses to Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy.

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  3. I love the expression “Happy Happy Joy Joy”! ….for me it is when I got to watch BBC Sherlock last night before it was scheduled for the States on the 19. And I loveeeee BBC’s Sherlock! That is happy happy joy joy to me- it’s the little things that work in your favor and bring a quick burst if happy feelings.
    so lovely to have spent holiday in Tahiti. that’s a whole lotta happy happy joy joy!!!

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