Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fragile happiness!

Happiness is the most fragile and sensitive emotion. Beautifully delicate like a air bubble - it floats around freely.

It is born out of simple wishes, our small pockets of joy hidden in moments spread across the years of our lives.Happiness too has a definite end. Like a air bubble it too will eventually vanish. Like a air bubble it also changes its shapes- defines and redefines its boundaries.

Some days our happiness bubble is achieved only when we blow enough air in our pompous life and fill it with unreasonable wishes and demands. Asking for more than what we deserve and need to be satisfied or be discreetly happy.  Or we find ourselves euphoric by  a simple delight in just being and existing in whatever situation and be thankful for breathing. Be thankful for life.

Like one losses the control over a air bubble as it detaches itself  from the ring and floats in thin air. Our happiness moves beyond our ability to maneuver from the moment when we feel it. One hasty remark or an unrelated incident  is just that little that is needed to make it pop! It is a common phrase - happiness multiplies when shared.. but how many times have you witnessed someone's happiness being received by jealously, misunderstanding and erratic response? It is sad... many times people don't even realize they burst a bubble!

One might argue one should find one's own peace and delight and live oblivious to the world."I care a damn!!" is the "in" thing! True, that might make one happy. But what is life without care for one another? How long can you shield yourself from what others do and say? We hate to admit it but we don't have much control over sustaining the happiness we create for ourselves.

It is natural for these air bubbles to either burst, grow or live on. A air bubble cannot expect smooth surfaces where ever it travels. The only game plan we have is to keep blowing our air bubbles. Find and discover our little joys. In abundance.


Victor Guerra said...

Excellent analogy. Short and crisp.
The line "It is sad... many times people don't even realize they burst a bubble!" is a true realization for me. Very well said.

Harish said...

Very true.

Smiling cherries said...

nice !

S said...

Loved your honesty and the matter-of-fact tone of voice. Right from our childhood we are conditioned to think what others think about us! So it is a futile and perhaps an escapist attempt to say "I don't care". In reality, we do. That's how we are made.

Vijitha Valsalan said...

.... and the analogies are back! :-D
A message beautifully conveyed, as usual.

Raksha Bhat said...

After reading this I am going to blow a lot of bubbles,not just for me but for the world:)Thank you Sameera for sending me a bubble:)

Sameera said...

@Victor- Thank you!! :)

@Harish- Thanks... and welcome to the blog!

@Smiling Cherries- :) Thanks

@S- I love how you comment about the writing style and tones. I always look forward to your comments. Thank you!

@Vijitha- :D Ya.. back!! Oh thanks :)

@Raksha- I love how you comment back carrying forward the message of the post. Welcome to the blog! :)

nothing profound said...

What an ingenious metaphor-comparing happiness to an air bubble! And then expanding on that metaphor to describe so many different types of happiness. Well-done!

Adam said...

Nice post yet again.. :) Comparing happiness to an ephemeral object like an air bubble is brilliant.. The really resilient ones keep blowing bubbles no matter how many 'pop'.. Beautiful thought! Good work Sam..

Vivek Chamoli said...

Hi Sammy,

You have nicely defined happiness , yes it keep varying in life ... I think ..its all up-to us how we keep having it before it disappears ..is by enjoying life every moment as it comes ..and being +ve.

Susan Deborah said...

Quite true. I liked this simple analogy. Many times one chases happiness little knowing that it is as elusive as the butterfly. Happiness is always present. We only have to realise its presence.

Joy always,

Susan Deborah said...

Ah, these blue butterflies look lovely.

Joy always,

Sameera said...

@nothing profound
Thank you!!

@Vivek- Yep!!

@Susan - So true!!

Thank you!! :D

Sameera said...

@Adam- Thanks!

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