Should I Stay or Should I Go

Should people "learn" to be happy? What makes us happy? More important, what makes us unhappy, and how do we avoid it? I am not the one to answer this all-too-important question.

Some relationships exist when they shouldn't. It's something that seems right to do at the time, but one or both of the people involved are thinking short term, not lifetime perhaps. Some break-ups occur the same way. It seems the only way to solve a problem at the time. Breaking up is a knee-jerk reaction, not a long term solution.

Some relationships appear to be made in heaven -- the perfect couple with the perfect love-- the love that will last a lifetime. Only it doesn't last. Why? People can grow apart, their needs can change, but why?

What if you have to say goodbye. How do you say goodbye? How do you make sure you're making the right decision? Relationships die because the people involved fall out of love or never really were in love, right? Or they moved past their common interests and never gained new ones? Or the bonds that brought them together no longer work to hold them together?

How will I know what to do?


A New Day

Nina Simone says it best:

Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Reeds driftin' on by you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

Fish in the sea you know how I feel
River running free you know how I feel
Blossom in the tree you know how I feel

Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don't you know
Butterflies all havin' fun you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when day is done
That's what I mean

And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me

Stars when you shine you know how I feel
Scent of the pine you know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And I know how I feel