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Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Let's Talk About...

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Pinch me, dahlinks!

It is me, after all... I'm not ghost-posting, as such - You know, heating posts up in the microwave until they go ping, and appear of their own accord in Bloggerdom... Been there, done that, got the T-Shirt and the stains!

Ouch, no need to pinch so hard, French Fancy! I've promised you and myself that I will not go over-board, and post like a loon... I shall be restrained, post less, read more of your blogs, and be happier in my own skin, 'bien dans ma peau', as the French (and Saz) have it...

Well, you all know too well that Saz from never Fat, Frumpy and Fifty, and I share the same mind here over the Pond, much like my lovely American sisters under the skin, Bloggus Sanitus and the beautiful Diane of Addledom do? (Do go visit this panoply of lovelies if you long for sense, sensibility and straight-talking, my bloggy gooseberries - Do!)

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Well, Saz has come up with a Wonderful Weekly Wizard Wheeze, which is called 'Let's Talk About...", except I can't copy over the picture, proper like, (So sorry - Mwah!), and I thought I would take part this week as the subject up for discussion is... 'Happiness'.

And, given as I have been full of wailings and gnashings upon the subject of happiness (or not) lately, it was time for me to come down from the pantile roof... 'Ta-da!', and pick up my quill pen again... Well, my HP laptop these days - You just know that Jane Austen would have been doing the manic 'tippy-tappy' into the Wee Small Hours were she alive today, non?!

So, just what is hap-hap-happiness?

We search for it all our lives, while it continues to scamper away from us, just out of reach, skittish and coquettish, vanishing like the Cheshire Cat... Scrabbly claws trying to gain purchase on the, polished to mirror-smoothness, wooden parquet in a far-away room that we long to live in forever. That's happiness.

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I think I've already had cause to tell you about my own thoughts on that state... That it is fleeting; Bonheur is never a constant state. Being sad sometimes and having 'black dog days' is all part of Life's Rich Tapestry.

...I cannot wholly trust those who are ever-happy, gleaming through life, waving flags to semaphore their blissful good fortune. My belief that those who are endlessly happy with their partners, jobs, their families and friends, must really be hiding something. Deluding themselves. Putting a brave face on things...

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Because, for most of us, life just isn't like that. Of course, there are happy moments, when the feeling of basking in a slanting shaft of bliss and warmth transcends an ever-present inner-voice of disquiet. But those moments don't come if you call them, purring at your feet, lapping contentedly at a beckoning saucer of milk...

Ooh, and now for some cookies, to go with that saucer of milk...

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15 comments:

A Mom on Spin said...

Fhina, I don't know who you're listening to, but you're voices are REAL!

Thank you. . .

Secretia said...

Did you make all those Happy Cookies? I am getting the munchies now!

Secretia

Phoenix said...

Happiness.. yeah.. what is it? I know instances of happiness.. but is it possible to define it.. it is so specific, and yet so vast... I make a wish that what makes me happy is what I'll do :)

Alan Burnett said...

Yes happiness is a strange state isn't it. I suspect I distrust it - and I equally distrust sadness. Most of the time I creak and crawl along midway between the two.

French Fancy said...

I feel a bit bad now about going on re your automated posts. I know why you did it and I understand but it is lovely to have *you* back.

As for happiness, yes it is a very fleeting emotion and most of the time I manage a deep contended feeling with flashes of happy and flashes of sad.As do we all I am sure

xx

Jan said...

Hmm - deep subject - Happy is but a moment while sad lasts longer leaving waves of discontent in it's wake . It's a shame we can't buy a bottle of happiness to open when the 'moodies' hit us for just a quick sniff
Jan

Derrick said...

Hello Fhina,

The important thing to remember is that happiness can come in the smallest doses, regularly and doesn't have to be a HUGE long-lasting state. And YOU, dear Fhina, dispense many of those little doses to the rest of us!

blognut said...

You're brilliant, Fhina. I already knew that.

Happiness is good, but it's not a constant in anyone's life.

Although, I do find a moment of it every time I come to your blog.

Bloggus Insanitus
xxooxx

The Things We Carried said...

i could show a plate of cookies, a cup of tea, and a good book and title it Happy :).

carma said...

this is very true. Let's all hope for hope for more happy than crappy days though :D

LadyFi said...

Happiness is so fleeting, isn't it? And yet we must try to enjoy and recognize it when it's there.

Cynthia said...

Ms. Fhina...sigh..."oh mirror in the sky-what is love?" Contentment is happiness (to me)-difficult question though because the answer can't be found precisely-the meaning of the word happy is lost in its definition.

Reasons said...

Er excusez moi lovely Fhina, I think those are probably MY cookes... :-)

V good post

Mwah! xxx

Reasons said...

cookies even.

jinksy said...

The main thing is, to recognise happiness when it's ther, not to be miserable wishing for it when it AWOL! I had to chuckle at the lugubrious expression on the bloke's face as he posed in front of that green wall... lol :)

Something I wrote earlier...

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