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Jumping for joy


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We have all seen someone who seems to be we assume they would be jumping for joy or it’s equivalent, but at the same time they don’t really look or seem happy. This sometimes can be attributed to that person’s reaction to or method of combating something that is really negative, to a lack of the ability to express themselves easily, or, in some cases, sarcasm used in derision of others’ joy. What is best and most satisfying to see is someone expressing their happiness with a sight, a sound, good news, or a happening that they can’t help but share with those around them, from family and friend to strangers. The excitement and joy can be a single person’s expression or involve an entire community; once one sees the all-encompassing joy of another expressed so openly and physically that that outpouring of emotion is almost impossible to resist and one is almost compelled to add one’s feelings to the other’s or the group’s feelings. As long the expression of joy remains joyful and a person’s or a group’s physical manifestations do not descend into thoughtless violent and mob behavior jumping for joy can be, should be a wonderful experience. Wouldn’t you like to actually experience the urge to jump for joy, then do it?

Now I’m going to jump for joy and leave for some time off in a sunny, warm, beach-y island in the tropics and suspend thinking for a while. And there is no computer access.


Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

2 thoughts on “Jumping for joy

  1. Hope you are enjoying the beach! Great photos.

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