Sunday, 26 April 2015

And the moonbeams kiss the sea

See, the mountains kiss high heaven, And the waves clasp one another;

Sitting in Druckers patisserie in the Dolphin centre having a breakfast muffin and an Americano. I like it here as you can see the world go by cocooned in your coffee place,  sort of invisible. Some of the people walking by leave a lot to be desired. 
I digress,  Susan is having her nails done in preparation for her trip to Florida next week, so it seemed like a good time to wrIte a blog. 
Last night we went to a Abba dinner and dance, needless to say I did not dancing but there were some amazing outfits, all dresses like Abba, loud Abba music and too much wine saw us only leaving just before midnight. I must admit it was good to hear Abba live and see what a following they still have.. 

No sister flower could be forgiven. If it disdained its brother;

The new Happiness Report is out and this time the happiest place is : The land of clocks and chocolates is the world's happiest country, according to a new survey.
Switzerland topped the third annual World Happiness index produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), an initiative under the United Nations.
It was closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada.

World's Happiest Countries

1. Switzerland
6. Finland
2. Iceland
7. Netherlands
3. Denmark
8. Sweden 
4. Norway
9. New Zealand 
5. Canada
10. Australia 
15. United States                  
18. Ireland 
21. United Kingdom 
113. South Africa 

Well we have gone from 22nd to 21st but the shock is Denmark, dropped to 3rd, no one expected that. Australia did well but then the sun shines more often then not, for that alone they would be happier than the Brits.
Actually psychology has defined happiness as subjective well-being however some theorists disagree with this and instead promote the idea of the meaningful life being as important or more important than a happy one.

And the sunlight clasps the earth, And the moonbeams kiss the sea;--

I love tranquil solitude, and gentle society, that is quiet and good. The things I strive for are always there if I look close enough, so I would put my self on the same leave as Denmark. Where do you really see your self?
People are getting fatter, I am not sure our bones in our legs were designed to carry all this excessive weight. I just counted 10 people walking passed and 4 were obese, 3 just plain fat and the rest cubby, not one normal weight among them. Sorry fat people but you are taking up more space then you should.

And finally I leave you lovers with this last line of the extract from a poem by Shelley.

What are all these kissings worth, If thou kiss not me? 

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