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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:


So, what do you say when you feel happy?

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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 ...


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?)


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


No, you are not boring. :)

Virginia Rooster

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


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


That is a wonderful way to show happiness. :)

Darkest Serenity

I've got the Devil in me 


TheOtherTink Darkest Serenity

@ Ser:

And you say I'M naughty???!!?!!  :D

Virginia Darkest Serenity

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

Marianne Darkest Serenity


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


@ Tink 

Yep! you are babe *hugs* 


TheOtherTink Darkest Serenity

@ Ser,



Virginia TheOtherTink

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

Marianne TheOtherTink

Wow - a very nice presentation. 



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


Darkest Serenity 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*  


TheOtherTink TheOtherTink

@ Marianne,

Yes, indeed! :)


Marianne TheOtherTink


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

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Marianne TheOtherTink


Sparkling and smiling - as ever ...


TheOtherTink TheOtherTink

:) <3

Darkest Serenity

@ Virginia  

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



Virginia Darkest Serenity

Oh such a beautiful GIF, ty Serenity!