Happy and unhappy are stories we tell ourselves.
Amazingly, great storytellers are among the most
unhappy people on earth
I call this a “conundrum,”
which means a difficult and confusing problem.
Theologians call it original sin, the spot that won’t
wash clean no matter how many times you shout
“Out damn spot!”
Other terms, such as poignancy,
rony, or “the human condition” are thrown against
the wall of conundrum like so much spaghetti but
nothing much sticks.
Tell yourself a happy story. You can do it.
There’s no law against it, unless you invent one.