Thursday, February 26, 2009

I'm so happy it hurts

Over the course of the week, I had these realizations about happiness:
Don't be too happy that you could whine about it. (after talking with my friends about the adverse effects of someone's ultra-happiness)
Too much happiness is bad for one's sanity. (same case as previous entry)
Don't think too much about being happy. Just be happy. (random thought)

So late last night, it just came to me, this song about happiness which hit me as an echo of the principles in Milan Kundera's "Unbearable Lightness of Being". I just started singing the song while waiting for a ride home. The song's lyrics are just 7 sentences, each repeated x number of times.


"I'm so happy, yeah" (x times)
"I'm so happy, yeahoooooooo" (x times)
"I'm so happy. Yahoooooooo" (x times)
"I'm so happy, yeaaooooooow" (x times)
"I'm so happy, yeaaooooooowcchhhh" (x times)
"God, I'm so happy" (x times)
"God, I'm too happy" (x times)

I think I really was too happy yesterday. I was too happy I could feel my insides burbling then boiling. Bursting in the seams with happiness! Can you imagine if a person could really explode with happiness? Like happiness was a bomb inside you and it could go off when you're too happy, killing you. And when you explode, you'll splatter bits and pieces of you on other people. I don't know if you can kill anyone if you hit them with an eyeball hurtling at top speed. Maybe.