8.14.2016

Happiness and its antecedents.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
While I love “peak moments” like a rigorous hike over sand dunes with laughter and conversation and people you love, earning with sweat and labor the sunset you discover after you make it through the woods and the sand dunes?  Or an exquisitely cooked dinner with wine and stories and laughter and contemplation? I also recognize that a truly happy life means that the everyday meter of existence must contain enough doldrums and mundane quotidian to render the “peak moments” their peak-ness.  So perfect happiness includes enough internal fortitude to withstand the inevitable conflicts, obstacles and solitude of life.  But paired with enough “peak moments” to make the waiting and the sorrow and the work so much more meaningful.

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