Joy: refreshing and real

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The Bloganuary prompt of a couple of days ago (I always seem to be behind) was:

“What brings you joy in life?”

“Joy” is a rather over-worked word these days. I used to think of this word as meaning “extreme happiness,” the kind that makes you scream and shout and shed tears of…well, joy. Now it seems to be commonly used to describe a more muted kind of contentment or pleasure.

I will go back to my original sense of the word, I think. Here are three joys that I picked that can actually stir up my emotions:

Kingston Harbour, sparkling and blue in the morning sunshine. The bright reflection in the distance is the sun shining on an aircraft that had just arrived at Norman Manley International Airport. A brilliant flash of joy, for some who are waiting there. (My photo)

Joy would be meeting any member of my…

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