Happiness.... What is happiness?
Simply a feeling of contentment, or is there more to it?
How is it achieved?
What does happiness depend upon?
What causes happiness to slip away........?
Happiness.... it's one of the most vital ingredients of our existence. Never have I felt that so keenly in my life so far as this month. We had a minor family emergency, involving a late night visit to ER - everyone is now fine, thank goodness! But for a few anxious hours, it seemed as if life itself hung in the balance. Happiness, security, the very world around us all seemed at risk. So, whereas last month, "Happiness" would have been an easy topic, with a picture of some smiling friends as its illustration; this month, I have thought about it so long and hard that I almost failed to come up with an image at all.
Instead, I have explored the concept of happiness, using words and pictures. These are the things that I (and those I spoke to before putting this project together) connect to our happiness. Here is my interpretation of this simple word... an emotion that comes so naturally to us when everything in life is as it should be... but a concept so complex that when it is absent or when emotions run into despair and anguish, it can be hard to know how to get it back. My heart goes out to all those whose happiness is threatened. May you find your way back into the sun ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
I'd love to hear your thoughts on "Happiness" in the comments section. Here's hoping you have a HAPPY day :)
"The Way I View________" is an artistic collaboration between around a hundred photographers on the "Clickin' Moms" forum. To have a look at some of the other photographers' interpretations of this month's subject in our blog circle, click through the linked blog entries, starting with Katie: www.felixfam.blogspot.com