Celebration Day — nineteen

Joy. That is, perhaps, the true beginning of hedonism, as Aristippos intended it — a state which is truly there to elevate the spirit.

Joy has deep roots, and long, bushy branches.

Joy encompasses smiles and tears alike.

On a given Wednesday, my daughter crossed the Atlantic to be with my father. He had tears of joy. 

The next Wednesday she crossed it back. His good-bye was the type used with a kiss before a short trip to the kiosk.  

In regurgitating that memory, I celebrate a week, a moment, a man

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