Thursday, February 27, 2014

Two Kinds of Happy

There's a line in the movie "Tender Mercies" when Robert Duvall's character says "I don't trust happiness." It's a line which resonates often too well.

I don't know what to make of Happy. It throws me off. I surely like and aim for Happy, but it slips away. One must hold it lightly I suppose, and one must share it in order to make more of it.

It's tricky.

A few mega-tons of bad news, bad ideas and the actions of bad people can overwhelm Happy. Such badness might seem to beat Happy out of every soul. While pondering a response to all the negativity, I've decided to just whip up a bit of Happy to share today. Two kinds, in fact.

Both kinds are songs, new and not so new. First up, Happy as offered by Pharreli Williams and then a shot of Happy from the Rolling Stones. Happy is a challenge for me, but I keep trying. Here's to some Happy for you.