…Happiness is the uncle you never
knew about, who flies a single-engine plane
onto the grassy landing strip, hitchhikes
into town, and inquires at every door
until he finds you asleep midafternoon
as you so often are during the unmerciful
hours of your despair. – Jane Kenyon

Happiness is immaculate
and wordless
Happiness is the fire person
Burning for your path
Lighting like the moon
dense and bright and alive
Hoovering on the alphabet blue
of the world
Uncovering a soul into desire
Pulling out a Love
that dissolves and finishes…

Happiness is the love
carved into the bark
that kills pitfalls and
feeds the unicorn-green grass.

Happiness is a father
that lived oceanless
for a daughter to grow
tied to the oceanside.


Art by Hansol Choe.

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51 thoughts on “Happiness

  1. grumpytyke

    Beautiful thoughts Iulia, expressed beautifully. I think I might print this and have on my wall for those times, rare I can say so Iโ€™m fortunate, when I am not โ€˜happyโ€™ (it was not always so).
    Thinking of you at this Christmas time and sending you โ€˜stardustโ€™ with blessings. โค๏ธ

    1. Iulia Halatz Post author

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ’œ Please do ๐Ÿ™‚ The mere ordering of these words made me the happiest. As I am the happiest to have received such tremendous quantities of love. I try to remember this whenever I am down and confused and miserable.
      Thank you for your stardusted wishes and for everything beautiful and lasting that can prolong the happiness state to let’s say, forever ๐Ÿ™‚
      May you have Blissful Holidays full of merriment and joy! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š

  2. epidoxdainewal1

    The first part sets a subtle intensity i like very much .then the next is like a reinforcement of something so beautiful and deep. Ending with a painting that simply portrays everything in a natural way. It’s like listening to voices, then seeing for the first time.

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      1. mariewilliams53

        So sad for you that your father has passed, but happy to know that the beautiful memory of his love stays with you dear Iulia. If I have another life after this one, I’m going to make sure I request a loving father – it sets a girl/boy up for life. Big hugs for you. xx


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