This funny thing has been happening lately. I’ll be going along, maybe driving somewhere, maybe working on German, whatever, and without realizing it, I start humming. It’s usually classical music, most often a snatch of Pachebel’s Canon. Historically, I have not been much of a hummer. (I may be a humdinger, but not really a hummer…) I have been known to break out into random bits of song on occasion (usually swing songs), but that’s a trait I share with my whole family. So this humming thing is new. When it happens, though, it’s accompanied by a deep feeling of peace and well-being. I feel happy. I think Pachebel’s Canon may be my Happy Song.
What’s making me so happy these days? Well, happiness is always a mystery, but I think it’s a combination of a number of things. Being done with school papers, getting ready to move, gogeous weather, being able to garden again – there’s lots of things that could be the culprit. But I don’t care to analyse it too much. Sometimes when you look too hard at happiness it goes away. I think I’ll just enjoy it while it lasts.