Sunday, 2 September 2007


David McMahon of Authorblog's question for this week - what makes you happy?

Anything that gets me out of my head (no, I don't mean drink or drugs, oblivion is a terrible habit).

Intent on someone or something else... but then, if I am not conscious of myself, how do I know I am happy?

I do know I'm no philosopher. Which also makes me happy. And no poet, which makes me sad...

Like a long-legged fly upon the stream
His mind moves upon silence

Yeats, "Long-Legged Fly", 1939.


mrsnesbitt said...

I too am an avid fan of David, am doing this tomorrow. Great to come across a neighbour here in UK...we are just outside Whitby!

OHara said...

I might have a go at that one too. If I knew the answer. I don't reckon anyone knows the answer to that one. All happiness is temporary. It is suffering that lasts. Yeah my answer would be real downbeat.

David Fan? - er, he better not try that happy chappy stuff on me.

Chertiozhnik said...

Hi, mrsnesbitt, also by the seaside at Brighton, and know Whitby quite well. And will look out for what you write.

Chertiozhnik said...

I like to think of Suffering as just the backing group in the

no, you're right.

OHara said...

Happiness and the Sufferings.
It might work.

david mcmahon said...

G'day Chertmeister,

I am a big fan of William Butler Yeats - so it was great to see that quote.

Great to see you and Mrs Nesbitt making contact. Denise is a wonderful blogger with a huge energy level and a zest for life. I am a big fan of hers too!

Lovely post, and I am in awe of the way you;ve illustrated it.

Thank you, once again, for taking part.

Keep smiling


PS Ohara - I loved your response! I'd still love to see you post on the subject. It is one that certainly requires many points of view - and I'd love to read yours.

mrsnesbitt said...

Awwwwwwwwwww David what a sweetie.

Just posted mine!


Chertiozhnik said...

Hi David,

It's a great picture.

Always happy to join in, thanks for running the series!

Chertiozhnik said...

Hi, mrsnesbitt, I think sweetie says it all, definitely.

OHara said...

Ok David. You win.