happy is as happy does

  She was pretty and smart, kind, soft-spoken and always smiling. Everyone liked her. After she killed herself, jumping off the building near her house, we, her classmates from high school, gathered at the entrance to the building. We all looked up, where she stood by herself a few days before, and wandered in our…

moments

  I saw a butterfly. I saw him twice. He came back to make sure that I was indeed Happy. 「元気にやってる?」 そう言って、 君はまたあらわれた。  

up, up and up

I am, currently, relaxed about having no direction. “Is this it?” evolved to “This isn’t it!” then, eventually grew into “Oh, well.” We are expected to aim high, thrive. The higher you get, though, the windier it gets. I wouldn’t know, but so it seems. Oh, well.   For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge,…

new year’s resolutions

  This year’s going to be different. … hope, faith, certainty …   I’m going to change. … aspiration, desperation, inspiration …   All the good things are going to happen. … anticipation, expectation, imagination …   It’ll start tomorrow. … force, plight, dignity …     今年もよろしくお願いいたします。  

2017 in review

  I am not a big fan of those “best of” things but am feeling cheerful and festive. May I present to you my most viewed posts of the year 2017. #1 over the rainbow Summer is rather tough for me since my husband passed in August of 2012. I think of his last months…

pursuit of ever-elusive happiness

  I’m glad I was born. When I was born, people around me were happy to have me. I am fortunate, and it humbles me. My parents never had lots of money, and we considered getting a cake on our birthday was special. It was my dad’s job to get one on his way back…

lesson 1

  I was talking to my mom the other night and had to do a double take (at the phone since I couldn’t see her in person) when she mentioned that I wasn’t a good driver. Well, I’m not, but, to be confirmed by her like that, it was a shock. In her defense, she…

the secret to happiness

Some people feel sheer bliss when they reach some secluded beaches or hidden valleys or peaks of remote mountains. I am not one of them. If it is not easy to get to, then, I think, there must be a reason I am not welcomed.   For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, Serene.  

mood

For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, Transformation. They say that your energy brings or deters people. I have been unhappy for a while and noticed that the people who used to be around are gone, leaving me alone. I have nobody to credit for this phenomenon but myself. I have decided to have fun…

wasting my life

For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, Experimental.   I think – When I was born, I was capable of seeing more than my eyes could see. Soon, I started to lose sight and learn to stare only at my feet. I might notice, once in a while, that I can still see much more…

be good

  If you encounter an obstacle, you might get motivated to pick up and fight. If you have nothing to push against, no resistance, then, you could fall.     背負っているものが大きすぎて、少しの時間、現実と、思い出とか夢の間をフラフラする。その時だけは、あまり考えずに。