Thursday, July 18, 2013

199/385 A Source of Happiness

"Eat, Drink and Be Happy"

I am blessed that there are so many, many things in my life that not only make me happy but bring me great joy.  Most of those things I photograph often.  I decided today to head toward the silly rather than the serious side of things that bring me happiness.  This is not to belittle the prompt but to attempt to document all the little quirky things that make me, me.

For the most part, we eat fairly healthily.  We buy organic and make and prepare most of what we consume.  I, however, do have a weakness for animal crackers, not just these iced ones, the plain ones too.  These just happen to photograph better.  As a child, my mom would give a box of the Barnum and Bailey animal crackers, you know the ones in the red and yellow box with the four animal pictures on each side and a shoelace-like handle, to snack on as I sat in the grocery cart.  They also took me to my happy place through all of the stresses of college and graduate school.  And diet coke . . .all I can say is that there is something about those bubbles.

We all have our weaknesses.  I feel so much better now that I have shared one of mine with all of you.  And in case you are wondering, there are plenty more where this one came from.