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Wasn't Jesus the original hippie? With his sandals, dress and kind, compassionate, tender, joyful nature? What a loaded word that is! I am oftentimes called a hippie – in some ways, I am, some not. I am an Older Mom with Young Kids and Older Kids, Four in All – Remarried, Striving to make a Step Family with Love and God's help.

“I am Happy” story – Five Minute Friday

bruno ganz

When the child

Was a child


It didn’t know it

Was a child


Everything was full of life,

And all life was one.


When the child

Was a child


It had no opinions

About anything


It had no habits

It sat cross-legged,

Took off running …


From the beginning of Wings of Desire – famous 1987 movie starring Bruno Ganz and Peter Faulk as angels who desire to become human in order to feel the full range of human emotion.


And then we develop our ‘story’.

Which usually involves quite a bit of pain, jealousy, anger, fear, anxiety, hatred, shame …


And then you wade through these emotions.

And you learn just how similar our stories are to others.


What separates the surfers from the landlubbers is the ability to handle those emotions – to learn to observe them as a wave coming in, cresting and breaking.


To learn to pick and ride the waves


And feel

The wind, the sand

The cries of the gulls

The beauty


To learn which days to stay indoors and hunker down


And which days to go running into the sand

Hands and face up

Embracing life


From the end of the movie, Bruno Ganz eavesdropping on the

beautiful, lonely trapeze artist that he falls in love with …


She says:


Simply to be able to say

Like right now

“I am happy”

I have a story

And I will continue

To have one.




From – Five Minute Friday’s on a Prompt.

So now on Fridays a group of people who love to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right gather to share what five minutes buys them. While the kids are changing into their swim suits, while the pop corn is popping, while the dog is outside doing his business, while the show cuts to commercial. Just five minutes. – See more at:


2 comments on ““I am Happy” story – Five Minute Friday

  1. Great FMF post! You’re so right about out stories being similar to others. I think the more we openly share our stories the more that we find we are not alone. Our stories weaving together is lovely 🙂 Thanks!

    • Karen Moon
      August 3, 2013

      Thanks Cheri … enjoying meeting FMF blogger friends … yes, seeing the similar, being inspired, uplifted – great writing out there!

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