Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Happiness, Sadness, and Ordinary Things
I'm thinking of the way ordinary things - like a broken-off bit of sidewalk, or a billboard for a real estate agent - look when you're happy: simple, straightforward, life-affirming. And then I'm thinking of how those same sorts of things look when you're sad, or maybe not how they look but how they make you feel: utterly alone, heavy-hearted, with a sinking feeling in your stomach. Maybe that's why it feels easier to just stay where you are when you're sad.