*Credit to Miel from Bookish and Awesome . This tag is meant to promote Adam Silvera’s debut: More Happy Than Not*
I am more happy than not when I write poetry. The spark of an idea that just has me itching to write. The energy I have as the utensil flies across the paper. The feeling of power in my bones as the words spill out. I am more happy than not.
I am more happy than not when I read books. The different scents of each book that seems to be an attribute to the story. The fresh smell of a preorder, mixed with something unidentifiable. That is, somehow, different with each book I read: old or new.
I am more happy than not when I walk around the beautiful city that I live in.
The graffiti on Brooklyn buildings:
How when the sun sets in Manhattan; if you were to catch yourself in Times Square. Oh, how the lights brighten slowly, bringing a rush of camera flashes from tourists. How I can feel something in me wake up with the night. How something feels alive again, when I stand in the presence of a great masterpiece.
Yes, this may be considered “cheesy”. But I never feel like I’ve seen it all before. I am more happy than not.
I am more happy than not when I talk excitedly with book friends about the best parts/people of a book, and make references with them. I am more happy than not.
I am more happy than not when I meet an author I’ve been wanting to for a little while, or talked with them for weeks, months before hand. I am more happy than not.
I am more happy than not when I’m told I made a day.
I am more happy than not when I feel a rush as my feet almost fly from street to street, train to train, bus to bus.
I am more happy than not discussing the prominent issues of police brutality against all, feminism, gender equality, the binaries, and all types of LGBT+ issues. We cannot be afraid to approach controversial issues. We must make change. “We must work not wait.”- Malala Yousafi. I am more happy than not.
I am more happy than not living, and racing among you.
What makes YOU more happy than not? Leave a comment below.
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