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by Lauren Teng, blogger
Blogger Lauren Teng is on a mission this semester to find out what makes YOU happy.
Happy Now? - A happy little sad blog curious about that sticky little huge thing we call happiness.
The other day I had a movie moment. You know them, right? You’re somewhere, with someone or no one, and all of the sudden time slows. Colors warm, you feel the ground beneath you and space around. You’re in the moment yet removed from it, as if you’re watching it unfold all around you. It’s like a little pocket of sweetness where, at least I have this feeling of simple amazement at wherever I find myself. It might be a dinner table in a noisy dining hall with lots of friends, a moment walking through campus alone or looking around a lecture hall filled with hundreds of bodies. I’m not sure why these moments happen. Maybe that feeling of wonder and the space and time around could be the product of calming, slowing down, and getting grounded in yourself, as opposed to the motion and commotion of the world around. What do you think?
In any case, given that little theory of mine I’ve started to try to create these moments each day. Not to artificially project wonder or appreciation on things, but to slow down in the movement of wherever I am or what I’m doing: to disconnect from unconsciously participating in everything around and consciously reconnect to what’s inside as well as outside. These little moments throughout the day have been sweet, I am not going to lie. But there are still those ones that occur naturally that will bury themselves into memory to be returned to later, like a certain perfect day I had this summer or when I found myself a moment alone on a trip to the Adirondacks this fall.
So I was curious what sorts of moments other people held close or maybe thought about. The result is a whole lot of beautiful from three freshmen who shared their moments with us this week. Enjoy, and share with us too.