Thursday, December 20, 2018

Thursday Thoughts...

“Most people think happiness is about gaining something, but it’s not. It’s all about getting rid of the darkness you accumulate.” 

Carolyn Crane

This seems to be an interesting way of looking at things.  It seems to almost turn you around and encourage you to see the thing backwards, or sidewards, or at the very least from an angle or perspective that is new to you.

If I follow this train of thought I begin to think that it acknowledges that we all gather a little bit of darkness, sadness, dustiness along our way.  That the addition of such stuff to our lives is the natural way of things, and that it isn't as if we are seeking or overwhelmed by darkness.

It just gathers (like dust in the corners of my rooms), and our work in seeking happiness is to simply do the dusting.  To stir the dust up, lift it up, move it on.  In doing so we lighten and renew.

Perhaps happiness can be found in the lifting of darkness and dust...

Part of the work Passages and Bridges by Mark Justinian, National Gallery of Singapore 2018


  1. (((Fiona))) love your Thursday thoughts!

  2. A perfect thought as our side of the world tips back into the light ... and how is it when we are told ten good things and one bad thing, it is the one bad thing we latch on to?

    1. It is timely isn't it Liz as the light swings more towards you - and I agree, there is no good reason for remembering that one bad thing! Go well and remember the good!


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