can be allowing the child within us to have joy at simple things
Nothing makes a mother happier than her family unless it is the happiness of having finished that jig saw puzzle. This happiness though is momentary in comparison.
Friends make you happy
And love – what greater happiness is there than in those early days, planning marriage, eating out with friends.
Happiness is anticipation of an event yet to happen. A tummy rub does look possible.
Happiness is being in the moment, momentary, short-lived. But unlike Henry Miller who wrote in his book Big Sur and the Oranges of Heironymus Bosch that at the “moment in his life when he felt so good, so thoroughly attuned, that he has been on the point of exclaiming: “Ah now is the time to die!” What is it lurks here in the very heart of euphoria? The thought that it will not, can not last? The sense of an ultimate.”
At this point, the point of ultimate happiness, I don’t wish to die. I know it will not last but I know that I can climb out of any valley into which I tumble and those downward troughs just serve to make me appreciate the heights that much more.
In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge