“It was the word, sad. Sad has an ugly weight” – The Forgotten Man by Robert Crais
“I scream my questions at the universe. Most of them never get answered”
But this one did. Well………sort of.
A confession here. I’m kind of a softie when it comes to some things.
Like beautiful music. A great book. A wonderful movie. Happy, and sad, human experiences.
I seem to tear up easily. It can be embarrassing.
“Daddy…what’s wrong? Are you crying?”
No. Of course not. Just allergies.
Anyway, I became concerned. What’s wrong with me? Am I depressed? Am I losing my mind?
So I sought answers.
Turns out my emotional components, in conjunction with my brain, are merely working hard to maintain an emotional equilibrium.
Apparently, when I become too happy…the brain says enough already. You’re getting carried away with this happiness gig.
So it slams me with a solid dose of sadness. Crying is a physical manifestation designed to bring me back to center.
Wait a minute. I really want to O.D. on happiness.
This is so weird.
“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” – Oscar Wilde