happiness immemorial

Thursday, December 8, 2011

"You look happy," I told a friend yesterday.  We were at the dance studio, a dark storm lashing against the window glass. 

"Of course," he said.

I asked him why, half a joke, a plea for sun on a rumbling day.  He began (it was easy for him) to enumerate.  Youth was on his list.  Health.  Love.  Opportunity.  Dance.  Not riches, he said.  He wouldn't want riches.  Riches wouldn't make him happy.

A little girl came in, next to dance.  She put on her shoes, he bowed to her, they walked down the hall, arms linked together.  I went out into the storm and for the rest of that night, my friend's happiness was mine, his celebration of what we have right now, this moment.

3 comments:

Patty said...

That was very beautiful and made me feel happy inside.

Lilian Nattel said...

That happiness is contagious, thank you.

Serena said...

it is great to celebrate the moment...and share in our friends' happiness.

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