Two film-makers speak about happiness:
Alfred Hitchcock (above)
and Markus Imhoof (below).
Midweek Motif ~ Happiness
Happiness grounds my life despite pain from the physical ailments of aging, from distorted relationships between homo sapiens and the rest of life, and from empathy with people facing environmental disaster, violence, starvation, disease and racial injustice. It took a long time to find this ground, but I hope to stand on it for the rest of my life!
- Do you now or did you ever possess happiness?
- Will you know happiness when/if you see it?
Your challenge: Help us to see, feel or anticipate happiness through a poem in any form that makes you happy.
Three Quotes to consider:
“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains,
trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy.”
“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”
― Mark Twain
― Mark Twain
“No one asked you to be happy. Get to work.”― Colette
And One Poem:
childhood remembrances are always a drag if you’re Black
you always remember things like living in Woodlawn
with no inside toilet
and if you become famous or something
they never talk about how happy you were to have
all to yourself and
how good the water felt when you got your bath
from one of those
big tubs that folk in chicago barbecue in
. . . .
(Read the rest HERE at The Poetry Foundation)
(Next week Susan's Midweek Motif will be Weeds or Weediness.)