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Simple Pleasures

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Red Smear Over Orange Brown, 2013 – Light Signatures :: (click to see more)

I’ve been struggling today with fatigue and disillusionment. Trying to think about what to write and not too happy with myself in general – in short –  moping.

But as I’m finishing this image I’m thinking what would it take to lift this cloud – what’s missing exactly. You know I don’t think its any object or service that’s missing from my life. There’s nothing much I couldn’t procure if I really thought it was important. Money is not the issue – not saying I have lots – just that it’s not the solution or the means to a solution.

I’ve read that lottery winners, after an initial high from their winnings will return to their previous life upsets and issues. Having gobs of money doesn’t make you happy – much to everyone’s dismay.

Honestly, I think its the simple pleasures of life that bring the most happiness. Waking up to the sun, a good meal, a good sleep, laughing with friends, visiting family, crying, music, learning. These are all fundamentals that give the greatest happiness in our lives. Things that are the essence of ourselves. When we ignore them we feel emptiness.

Think of your happiest moments – weren’t they something like this?

I keep saying I need to live in the now but in fact more precisely – I need to live in the simple pleasures of the now.