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Friday, February 3, 2012

Happiness (imaginings)


Happiness.

Do you remember when the pursuit of happiness for every person wasn't a pipedream to be scoffed at?

I'm not talking a life without sorrow, hardships or difficulties. I'm just talking about a basically happy life, one where I can do the things that matter most and I have the capacity and/or support to handle the hard stuff.

I like to imagine what this world would be like if every human being felt loved, protected, fed, warm, safe and clean most of the time. I like to imagine how spirits would unfold if every human life was truly valued for what gifts it brings the world. I like to imagine what we would create together.

But I don't let myself imagine this world very often. I keep it as a special treat, like secret candy in wartime, for my darkest moments. The truth is, when I'm done imagining and I remember the distance and the pain this species still has ahead...

I find I've broken my own heart.

2 comments:

  1. I happened to watch a video on happiness this morning... http://www.youtube.com/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DfLJsdqxnZb0%26feature%3Dshare&feature=share&v=fLJsdqxnZb0&gl=CA
    Something I've been thinking about a bit lately.

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  2. yes. i know that broken heart.

    more and more i cannot bear it, and so i switch to imagining that things the other way around.

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