"Have a day that matters.
Have a day that counts."
~ Shirley McLean~
To be happy maybe isn't really the best goal.
Happiness is fleeting, like a hummingbird at the feeder.
It comes- ah- beautiful- light, gracious, and then-
And here's a grip of fear,
A rise of fury,
A storm of sadness,
And then happiness alights again...
It's the whole realm that comes and goes.
We're alive so we feel things.
And that's just the way it is.
So maybe the question isn't really, "Are you happy?
Maybe the better question is, "How alive do you feel?"
Emotions move through me, and around me, and in me.
They circle and bend and flip.