Saturday, May 22, 2010

the view

looking over a sea of green,
i used to look
always longingly
at those mountain tops
today i enjoy them for what they are
ever changing
now striped with snow
here in the evening light
i look up from my book
which talks about 'happiness'
is it out there?
is it right here?
i remember clearly
when i stood there
on those tops
i feel the rock
the wind
the elation of my heart
do you believe
happiness devoid of suffering
does it exist
for all of us
more then ever i love to hear from you


fireweedmeadow said...

Glad you are back! Lovely photos and poems. Is this really what you see from your home? How can happiness not exist with an ever-present reminder like that?

aria said...

it does exist... somewhere, somehow, in summertime (and/or winter, spring, autumn) ... wherever you are, as it is in you!

Jos said...

Does happiness without suffering exist? Bloody hell Joz, it's like you're inside my head sometimes!

There is no joy without sadness, no light without darkness, no hope without despair.

Does that sound dark? What I mean is that the contrast has something to teach us. That we must learn to be happy by understanding that nothing changes without us changing too. We can be happy ... or at least happier by changing what we're focussing on .... well maybe. xx Jos

TechnoBabe said...

I personally do not believe there is such a thing as happiness without suffering. That is fiction. Fantasy. Totally unreal. But is there happiness that is worth some struggle and happiness that is genuine? I do believe there is.

Brian said...

Hey Jozien
happiness is in everthing, if we can let it in .As long as we can breathe clean air and feel the wind on our faces,and can see the season's changing even better shared with loved ones.Then happiness will come to us all :)Brian(:

The Iselin Times said...

I can get there
but I can never stay

jozien said...

Thank you all sooo much!
I think indeed you all are right. It is there! And indeed never truely without some kind of suffering in the long run.
still....:) i am not totally there.
something is missing in me....
I do feel totally grateful to be be able to ponder it, light hearted as i feel now, with you all.