The Green Study’s “Positively Happy Nice Story” Contest: Honorable Mention

Check out Michelle Green’s blog The Green Study and a post of mine she featured today as part of a cool contest, focused on the theme of joy. EnJOY! — Bill

The Green Study

canstockphoto14284461An Honorable Mention goes to Bill over at pinklightsabre. His essay “The Expectations of Joy” reminds us to recognize joy in the moment it happens, because it can so often be fleeting.

He was sent a Green Study Coffee Mug, a goofy Minnesota postcard and I donated $25 to the American Red Cross on his behalf.

 The Expectations of Joy

By Bill at pinklightsabre

Joy is so rare and unexpected, on the opposite side of dread, which by definition seems to last longer. It’s why it’s so hard to find on Christmas morning or your wedding day because you expect it, but joy comes on its own terms. It’s like something you spot outside your window but by the time you go for your camera, it’s gone. And it doesn’t photograph well, you have to be there.

There was my uncle Frank who lived alone, never married, worked…

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About pinklightsabre

William Pearse publishes memoir, travel journals, poetry and prose, and lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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5 Responses to The Green Study’s “Positively Happy Nice Story” Contest: Honorable Mention

  1. Lynn Love says:

    Just wonderful Bill. Your description of your Uncle were perfect, and the fleeting nature of joy – look and it’s gone. Just perfect. Congrats for being included – well deserved 🙂

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  2. ksbeth says:

    congrats, bill )

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