Happy/sad. I have referenced that phrase several times lately. Because that is how many of my days lately have been. Don’t be worried. It is not a cry for help, or a sign that I am depressed. As a writer, I enjoy the feeling of happy/sad, as it helps me feel more, experience more, empathize more.
What is happy/sad? Here is my not so exhaustive list, from movie quotes, to songs, to experiences.
-“Your problem is that you’re not happy being sad. But that’s what love is – happy sad.” (Sing Street, 2016)
-The feeling I get listening to “Auld Lang Syne.”
-Watching my husband drive off to work, missing him the minute he leaves, but loving the fact that I love him so much.
-Watching my children grow up into adults, missing those little child hugs, but enjoying our new adult conversations.
-Memories of my dad, now that he resides in heaven. The best of dads, missing him to tears, but so happy because I know we will see each other again.
-Seeing the leaves fall from the trees, the beauty of the colors tinged with the sadness of the bare trees. But knowing that spring will come.
-Remembrances of Christmases gone by, the special doll, the new bicycle. Knowing new memories are being made, every minute, even still. Happy/sad.
I know you all can add to this list, and I would love to hear your happy/sad things. Please comment below. Enjoy all the moments…..happy, sad, and in between. Relish them all. Live and love your life.
Here is a great version of “Auld Lang Syne” by Keith Harkin to enjoy.