How To Be Happy

“The thing is,” he said to me, “You don’t know how to be happy. You’ve gotten so used to being unhappy all your life that when you start to feel happy for even a moment, you become afraid that you’ll end up getting hurt. So you screw things up first so no one else can take your happiness away from you.” I sat back in dumfounded amazement, because he spoke about me as if I were a character in a story he was the author of.

“…Exactly.”

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"There is all this untouched beauty, the light, the dark, both running through me." -Over The Rhine
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