Friday, 8 May 2009

What is happiness?

Well, little things please little minds!

Like pegging out the laundry on a windy and sunny day!

or catching the intoxicating scent of  lilac blossom.

Maybe, I should start a fashion for
praising the little things.
What is happiness?
Who knows?

Everybody's concept of happiness is different; 
it is a state of mind which may vary from day to day;
an elusive, always fleeting quality, a feeling which cannot be defined.


  1. I am definitely on board for appreciating the little things. They are not so little. We are lucky to have sight and smell and hearing and should not take it for granted. There is a poem by Sylvia Plath called Blackberrying. She describes the coastal wind as "slapping its phantom laundry in my face". When I read that line I know just what she meant and I am sad for my daughter, raised in a life with tumble dryers, that this sentence means nothing to her.

  2. The photo of laundry outside is delightful! And I never heard of the phrase "pegging" but it's perfect.


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