How to be happy

These are not easy days to feel happy. Even if you try your best, you can’t really run away from the realities of the world — pandemic and its ensuing aftermath. Social disorder and growing inequalities. Anxiety about the well being of those you love and care for.  It is hard to stay optimistic and … Continue reading How to be happy

The Circle of Happiness

2.45 am… I woke up and looked out of the window. It was a jet-black sky with twinkling stars, spread like diamonds across the universe. There were so many of them. I was wide awake in a few minutes. I walked out to the patio, barefoot, my soles feeling the cold of the tiles and wetness of the dew.

I slipped on my headphones and listened to Tom Petty, walking, sitting, walking some more. I wasn’t searching for specific songs to listen to, just his greatest hits. Listening as a way to pay homage to a great rocker. I was introduced to his music by one of my oldest friends, Tito. He turned 50 earlier this year, much like me last year. I turned 51 last week.  Continue reading “The Circle of Happiness”