Those who know me well might say: this is nothing new.
Recurring question: seek something, or be contented with the way things are?
Which is better route to happiness, which is more sane or rational, which is most fulfilling, which is THE better happy way in this cheer-challenged world?
Is it important to know what to do or just where to look?
Yes, of course, this is important to know.
Important to know if my choices, my route, my method – is that important, that knowable?
At this time of year we are family/friends/societally challenged – to feel joy and happiness all around. On face of it, on surface of it, we bravely are pretty good at meeting, greeting and playing that role …
But inside, deeply, are we joyous?
I’ve nearly finished my Christmas shopping – that makes my joyous! Last stop will be Toys R Us to get games and toys for Isla and Alex. Oh yay!
Yes, we have every right to be happy.
Less than two weeks till Christmas.
Like most extended families – there might be an extra chair or two at our tables.
And, an empty chair or two, that pains in ways indescribable.
That is all we get – reality.
Frankl said: I get to choose how I react to what is happening to me
Kolke says: I get to feel how I feel until I change how I feel
p.s.: if Lassie ate a melon, would she be melancholy?
column written/ published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -6C/21F, clear, breezy. A half-moon hung high in the sky. Stars sprinkled around waiting for dawn … Gusta wandering absentmindedly. Me too. We wandered back – end of story.