“I think to Live- may be a bliss
To those who dare to try”
Noun. the state of being happy.
Is it a state? Is ‘Happy’ a place where we arrive? A destination?
Contentment, pleasure, contentedness. Are they just synonyms, or actions?
Is satisfaction, cheerfulness, cheeriness, merriment, a list, or a place?
Spaces where one chooses to dwell?
Merriness, gaiety and joy. Are they just for special occasions?
Joyfulness, joyousness, joviality. Jollity, jolliness, glee. Are they a place I can be?
Blitheness, carefreeness, gladness. A movie perhaps…
Delight, good spirits, high spirits – maybe on a good day?
Light-heartedness, good cheer, well-being – after a yoga.
Enjoyment, Felicity; exuberance – bleary Christmas morning smiles?
Exhilaration, elation, ecstasy.
Delirium, jubilation, rapture.
Bliss, blissfulness, euphoria. Beatitude.
Transports of delight. Heaven, paradise, cloud nine;
“her eyes shone with happiness”
Perhaps it’s found where we look, in what we read, the words we speak, the questions we ask.
What if we write the words, read them aloud; joy and merriness, delirium and rarejouissance.
I dare you. I dare you to say rarejouissance, without smiling.
It’s a dare and a walk and a journey, all at the same time.