back in the parks today
under a sparkling sun
happy smiling people
“spring will come and so will happiness. hold on. life will get warmer.”
huron river, gallup park, ann arbor, mi, usa
and michigan takes the win in the final second.
moving on to the sweet sixteen.
the tears and the joy flow freely.
‘tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.’
image credits: mlive.com – mike mulholland
happiness is a dog
running free on 10 green acres
out in the elements
playing with the others
water bowls for all
in a huge fenced park devoted to them
and their people
walking and talking
benches and trees
waiting for them
when they tire out
while the dogs
just keep on smiling and running.
“dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame.
i should have a dog as a life coach.”
swift run dog park, ann arbor, mi, usa
discovering hula hoops and joy in the middle of the street.
“there is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.”
the kinders celebrate the return of the sun
with no coats and fast feet and smiles a mile wide.
“i’m youth, i’m joy, i’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.”
-james m. barrie
i’ve now seen this movie 3 times
couldn’t get the grandies viewing schedules to mesh
so we went in groups
it was colorful, happy, and musical
all felt and sparkles and big hair and eccentric characters
and i have to say
it is a totally fun and trippy, dreamy movie
that asks and answers the question:
“what is the nature of happiness?”
and really, it is quite impossible
not to be happy when you watch this film.
“it is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.”
credits: dreamworks animation, 20th century fox