Thought to Ponder...


Happiness is nothing but everyday living
seen through a veil.

-Zora Neale Hurston

18 comments

mp1 v.8.0 May 8, 2008 at 10:13 AM

Zora Neale Hurston is definitely the business. When I read, "Their Eyes Were Watching God", I was hooked. I'm now reading Mules and men, also written by her, and it's definitely a good look.

It seems she's being a little gloomy with that quote. And truthful too...

one soulful negro. May 8, 2008 at 11:45 AM

truth. zora spoke truth. great words to conclude my week with.

thanks.

SHE_UNIQUE May 8, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Very deep and True. Happiness is so many things, and so many things equate happiness for each person, respectively.

Smarty Jones May 8, 2008 at 12:43 PM

Very profound thought. It's funny you should bring this up. I'm reading "The Traveler's Gift," a book about making seven decisions to live a better life.
Last night, I read the fifth decision which was, "Today I will choose to be happy."
Since I'm going through what is commonly being referred to as my quarter-life crisis, I'm looking for all the materials I can find that can start me on my path to becoming the happy person I'm supposed to be.
While reading last night, I had what Oprah calls an "a-ha" moment. Reading that drove home the point that happiness is a choice. Nobody wakes up happy unless they choose to do so.
The book is awesome, I recommend it to anyone going through.

Jadore.Tokeyo May 8, 2008 at 1:24 PM

after i read 'there eyes were watching god'...i was in love with her!

soumynona May 8, 2008 at 1:50 PM

Sometimes Zora be on some other stuff! We all know the way to true happiness!

soumynona May 8, 2008 at 1:51 PM

btw, look at you getting all deep and introspective!!

(vixenchick) May 8, 2008 at 2:36 PM

I love Zora Neale Hurston! I've read all her books. Dust Tracks On A Road is my fave

STILL POCAHONTAZ May 8, 2008 at 4:22 PM

Ima have to think about that one,...DEEP

Seven May 8, 2008 at 7:02 PM

Gotta get back at you on this one.

Shelia May 8, 2008 at 10:39 PM

Deep! Something to think about.

DiamondsR4eva May 8, 2008 at 11:36 PM

Now I loves me some Ms. Zora but I'm gonna have to respectfully slightly disagree with this statement lol, maybe she was having a bad day when she made this quote.

B_More BAP Life May 9, 2008 at 4:57 AM

Beautifully & Eloquently Put!!! HEY SIS!!! HAPPY FRIDAY :-)

Philly's Andrea May 9, 2008 at 7:04 AM

That's tight. Never thought of it that way.


Just wanted to stop by. I've been being a stranger to my blog family.


Please forgive me. I have been living life through a black veil.

Bitter sweet.

~A~

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