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Happiness, a temporary definition:
When basic survival needs can be taken for granted and there is a confident, relaxed sense that change can be easily accommodated.

In salad days, before I had heard the term “Snow Mexicans”

there were snow days and seasons somewhat related to the time of year

there seemed to be some hidden order to things, sensed below the level of awareness

conveyed and ingrained through the well measured time of public education

It came as a shock that time in the world at large was maleable, subjective yet absolute

the random impingement of events whilst being carried along

by the illusion of a continuous stream, ordered only in retrospect

Within the continuum, on closer inspection, there were gaps and leaps

Chutes and ladders, feedback loops and dead ends

there is some basic fault that separates the knowledge of generations

that perpetuates the same errors separated by epochs

the desire for what is not, and unwillingness to accept what is

or the lack of courage to create the imagined