The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

Right…Now. Or now…or…

In fact no one recognizes the happiest moment in their lives when they are having it. It may well be that, in a moment of joy, one might sincerely believe that they are living that golden instant “now,” even having lived in such a moment before, but whatever they say, in one part of their hearts they still believe in the certainty of a happier moment to come. If a person is happy enough to think he has reached the happiness moment of his life, he will be hopeful enough to believe his future will be just as beautiful, more so.

–Orhan Pamuk. The Museum of Innocence.

wedding, Gulhane park, IstanbulIstanbul, sunset, travel

5 comments on “Right…Now. Or now…or…

  1. adinparadise
    January 2, 2013

    Love the photos and the thoughts on happiness. Reminds me of that song, “The best is yet to come.” 🙂

  2. Sue Judd
    January 3, 2013

    I like this, and years ago I remember reading a book by Francoise Sagan (A Certain Smile) in which she wrote “Happiness is a flat plain without landmarks”…..registering the sad points much more readily- now I think that surely depends on your mindset!!

  3. petit4chocolatier
    January 3, 2013

    I love this 🙂

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