Happiness as Anarchy #219: Crescent Moon

Hanging over the Ballarat skyline this evening was a sliver of moon and its fellow traveller, the lone star. The seemingly fragile white lights sat cushioned in the velvety dark blue of a sky heading towards darkness. To have witnessed the fleeting beauty above leaves me with a quiet smile.

Happiness as Anarchy #218: Fitting things in

There is most definitely a pleasure in defying apparent space constraints. This morning I managed to fit all of my wine in the bottom of the pantry (yes, it is large). When it was all out on the kitchen floor it looked like an impossible task, but lo and behold, all those hours of playing… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #218: Fitting things in

Happiness as Anarchy #216: Happy chickens

I pulled another giant broccoli plant from the veggie patch and launched it into the chicken yard this afternoon. There’s not a lot of green left in their domain and so I guess it’s not surprising that the chickens were happy to get a big plant, but it’s remarkable how enthusiastically they gobble up the… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #216: Happy chickens

Happiness as Anarchy #214: Toes in the sand

How beautiful is the feeling of sinking bare toes into the velvety dry sand at the first beach visit of Summer? I watched the sun go down over the bay today, the evening light playing games with the seaweed and spume, the shadows long. A big bank of smoky cloud on the western horizon eventually… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #214: Toes in the sand

Happiness as Anarchy #213: Classic Movie Dance

All those Christmas carols at the this time of year can poison your soul, like carefully administered arsenic. Lucky there are classic movies with wonderful dance scenes to make everything right again. This one is from Singing in the Rain with Donald O’Connor, Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. The film was released in 1952, but… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #213: Classic Movie Dance