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...it's important because Sir James Barrie, when he wrote PETER PAN, he explained that "Fairies never say 'We feel happy;' what they say is, 'We feel dancey.' "

And then, Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) one of the great fantasy illustrators of the 20th century, portrayed this important point about fairies like this:

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So, what do you say when you feel happy?

7 Answers

Marianne

I am afraid that I am a bit sceptic, like my kins, when expressing or talking about happiness (there are always some little or bigger clouds on the sky - which cause some "buts" and "wait a minute" - lol), and we rather say "I am glad" or "I am sooooo glad" and speak more of satisfaction (contented), admiration, rejoicing, looking forward to a happy event, saying a hearty thank you, and of how much we appreciate and like somebody, a deed, a gift or a hilarious, "fantabulous" joke.

And sometimes, we are "sooooo happy" - but these very short moments cannot last. Furthermore one happens to be ironic or even sarcastic about being happy, a bit like Fernand Raynaud, rather upset in his famous sketch "Heureux !" ("Happy!"). Sorry, no translation found or done ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernand_Raynaud

We express or remember moments of happiness with a smile, tears, dancing, jumping, hugs, kisses, shaking hands, awkward moments, a silent bow, laughing and cheering, a prayer and a blessing, "hooray", "yippee", "oh joy", "halleluja", "aw", "whee", "hip hip hooray", "God bless you", "thousand thanks", "so cute", "yummy", "wow", "I'm so glad", "love it", "how wonderful", "that's fabulous", "you made my day", etc., etc.

They say more about feeling happy than saying the very words.

Droopy makes nearly always a sad face and says "I'm happy", or "You know what? I'm happy"!

Still, maybe that we should remember to say more often "I am happy" to express satisfaction and be more thankful for such wonderful moments ...

Virginia Marianne

Marianne I do not speak French either, but he obviously is a wonderful comedian!


Marianne Marianne

Lol - yes, he was; this one is the story about the extremely dumb customs officer who hates strangers, doesn't understand anything and who has himself foreign roots.

I'll have to translate the two, i.e. "Heureux" (Happy) and "Le douanier" (The Customs Officer).

But his most famous one is probably "Allô Tonton ? Pourquoi tu tousses ?" (Hello 'Unkie'? Why are you coughing?)


Angela_Anthony

Guess I'm pretty boring as I just say I'm happy or I'm in a good mood!

Virginia Angela_Anthony

Well Angela I don't think happy and good mood is boring at all

Marianne Angela_Anthony

@Angela

No, you are not boring. :)


Rooster
Virginia Rooster

Rooster that is a wonderful one, smart fella that RWE, and good at his math too!

Ladyhorse

I don't say anything...if hubs is here I give him a big hug and smooch and say, "Ooooooh I love you..."!!

Virginia Ladyhorse

Ladyhorse, what you describe, it is such a beautiful language of happiness!

Ladyhorse Ladyhorse

Thank you, Virginia...and I should have clarified...I'm usually alone here so no one to express "happiness" to...my main squeeze warrants lots of that!!! He says the same to me but, at the same time, if we were around each other 24/7 we'd probably kill each other!! 

Marianne Ladyhorse

@Ladyhorse

That is a wonderful way to show happiness. :)

NoLongerHere

I've got the Devil in me 

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TheOtherTink NoLongerHere

@ Ser:

And you say I'M naughty???!!?!!  :D

Virginia NoLongerHere

Well she is a beautiful devil at that, Serenity...

Marianne NoLongerHere

@Ser

Well, what can I say in this case? That your other half is also talking to you?

:):angel::):D


NoLongerHere NoLongerHere

@ Tink 

Yep! you are babe *hugs* 

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TheOtherTink NoLongerHere

@ Ser,

*hugs*

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TheOtherTink
Virginia TheOtherTink

O'Tink how perfect...just like Arthur Rackham's fairies, the Tinks are dancing!

Marianne TheOtherTink
@T(h)ink

Wow - a very nice presentation. 

:)

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"There Must Be an Angel" is also for you ...

:D:)



NoLongerHere TheOtherTink

@ M  I Love that song , haven't heard it for so long. Sometimes there is a little Angel in all of us <3 *hugs*  

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TheOtherTink TheOtherTink

@ Marianne,

Yes, indeed! :)

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Marianne TheOtherTink

@Ser

Yes, I like it too; we have our own angel - all we have to do is to leave the door of our heart open.

By the way, if you have difficulty with a "frozen reply box", try to "refresh" the page.

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:)<3

(hugs)

Marianne TheOtherTink

@T(h)ink

Sparkling and smiling - as ever ...

:)<3

TheOtherTink TheOtherTink

:) <3

NoLongerHere

@ Virginia  

it wouldn't allow me to respond below to you.

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Ser


Virginia NoLongerHere

Oh such a beautiful GIF, ty Serenity!

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