The photo of me (on the left) and Miranda Brouwers that
appeared in the Dutch newspaper, The Carillon on
December 29, 2015.
Miranda and I also showed together in the
Carrousel du Louvre in 2016,
and we have been friends, and
passionately interested in
happiness ever since we met.
At the Florence Biennale we
started what we called The Happy
Today is the first day of spring, and also International Day of Happiness.
Everyone is talking about how the weight of the wars in the world, and
injustice and climate change gets in the way of happiness, but we need
to enjoy the happiness we have, when we have it, so that we can work
together for change. And we definitely need to do that. I'm showing you
some of the people from the Happy People Group at the Florence Biennale
in Italy, in 2015. There are so many more I would love to include.
of the Happy People Group at the Florence Biennale
and picked up a prize in painting! Yay Steffie.
We showed together again in Niagara Falls
at the Water for Life exhibition.
Steffie is wonderful and she flew
all the way from Australia to these shows.
Alvaro has his hands in the air as part of
The Happy People Group
that made us feel so wonderful. In the grocery store a woman was debating buying
laundry strips in a paper envelope with her husband. They cost more than
the detergent in the big plastic bottle, but don't use plastic, and leave a very
small environmental impact. I had had that discussion with Steven, who is
careful with money. And then I came upon him talking about plastic
pollution with strangers. I felt wonderful. We all pointed to the shelves
filled with plastic, and said -- "It has to change. It has to start somewhere."
By the way we were masked and social distanced having that conversation.
Then we drove by a park, and it was not a warm day, and saw boys surfing
on a puddle. I know I mentioned that yesterday. It stuck with me. Today a
Enjoy whatever joy you have.