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
one day gerald mysteriously appeared
with a note and a friendly greeting
left by an unknown visitor
he moved into
the fairy community at my cottage
i know they welcomed him
with open arms and open doors.
“happiness often sneaks in
through a door you didn’t know you left open.”
“sadness is but a wall between two gardens. “
image credit: google images