a blog with cultural bulimia.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Are you happy?

To this question, short as it is, no one has a quick answer.

"Well, compared to the Ethiopian children..." That is an answer to a different question. People get confused.

It's difficult to say because happiness is always refered to as something in the past or in the future. "When I find Mr. Right." "When I went to Italy." "When I buy my apartment." Always before or after.

To be happy and aware as it happens is a great achievement. Not an easy task but worth it.

So, am I happy today?

Well... I woke up, opened my eyes, it was sunny out, my coffee tasted great and after reading my two daily papers I still had the entire day ahead of me to make a decision: today I will be happy. It is a start.