Sometimes, in order to fully describe or portray an emotion, it is helpful to show its opposite.
Take for instance, the way Andrew was feeling when we so cruelly dragged him
out of his warm carseat (where he was sleeping),
and stuffed him into this backpack
on a very cold (for Arizona's standards) day:
or the way John was feeling,
walking like this
up the mountain
while I took incessant pictures
and the boys fought and fidgeted :
(I put my camera away for awhile after that one.)
this is how Aaron felt helping his Dad exercise:
Happy! (that he didn't have to walk.)
(John might disagree)
we made it to the top.
John was elated to sit down.
Everyone else was Happy about the treats.
Sammy was Happy to be wearing a warm spiderweb hat.
I was just plain Happy.
Finally it was time to go back home.
Everyone got into position:
Happy to be together on a beautiful day.
Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard's rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment -
a little makes the way of the best happiness.