I’m feeling philosophical. Maybe because I just finished proofing my big brother’s philosophy paper, most of which I did not at all understand. Maybe because mercury-in-retrograde just ended, and it was a doozy (I had never even heard of mercury retrograde until a couple of weeks ago, but let me tell you, the last three weeks have made me seriously reconsider my astrology snarkiness). Whatever the reason, I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness, and mostly I’m wondering, what is it and when the hell will it get here?
Of course, the moment I ask myself this question I remember that I’ve had lots of moments of happiness, and I know that that’s all happiness is: a moment, not a state of being. Appreciating happiness means having the presence of mind to soak it in when that moment is occurring and to wait for it patiently – without making yourself miserable – in its absence. But even better is the ability to create it. So I guess I’m in need of a few ideas for creating happiness. For me, there’s running. And cooking. Sometimes writing and reading, but those – like loving – are complicated.
I’d most love to hear how you guys are creating happiness. Because you, after all, are the ones who’ve created a lot of mine. And in the meantime, while I’m trying to be patient, I’m going to share some pictures of the faces (and memories) that have created a lot of happiness so far.
(If you don’t see yourself – Ali, I’m especially referring to you – it’s probably because I have ten thousand pictures of your adorable kids, and you with your kids, but none without kids, which means I can’t post them. Which ALSO means I obviously need to see you soon and take some postable pics!)