In Defense of Happiness November 6, 2012Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Mindfulness, Word Play.
Counsel, please proceed with closing argument . . .
You must decide, after weighing the evidence, whether Happiness will continue to exist . . . or vanish without a trace.
WP commenced this suit, saying:
You have three hundred words to justify the existence of your favorite person, place, or thing. Failure to convince will result in it vanishing without a trace.
When I read this Daily Prompt, my thoughts turned in several directions at once.
Food sprang to mind ~ pizza, chocolate, fresh-baked bread. Eating is a supreme pleasure. I wouldn’t want to live in a world where my favorite foods vanished without a trace. But I could. I just wouldn’t be as happy.
Parting with friends and family is heart-wrenching. But we rebound.
Broken hearts heal.
Sorrow is the price we pay for joy.
Music flowed into my thoughts ~ jazz, rock, new age, classical, the blues. A world without music would be stark. But I could keep breathing without notes to accompany each inhalation. Less joyous, yes. But I would survive.
Life without nature would be dismal and gray, but I could exist in a room.
Even one without a view.
The goal behind all goals is Happiness. We desire what we believe will bring us Happiness. We form relationships in pursuit of Happiness.
Food, people, music, nature . . . these textural elements add delight to life. Without them, our Happiness would diminish in large measure.
But without Happiness, none of them would have meaning at all.
We have your honor.
How do you find?
We, the jury, find in favor of Happiness.
Aah . . . that’s better!
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