Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Podcast: Happiness Is (2007)

I read this a long time ago -- "Happiness is not an objective, but an outcome of what we do".

Something like that.

I was hammering some chords on the keyboard, and this composition came about. I guess I was happy it sounded good upon the first few tries. One of those good days when anything I whack on the keyboard seemed to work.


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Which reminds me... Kevin just turned 30 not too long ago. He wrote: "Woke up this morning, realizing I was now thirty… and that there’s nothing I could do about it."

Heh. I'll make a song out of his post.

Happiness is:
a cake in a cup, from your mother;
discovering joy by accident;
standing by the sideline and watching the world go by;
when age makes no difference.

Happiness, is.


A Belated Happy Birthday, my friend.

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7 comments:

  1. Awe Ivan, that's a sweet song! Thank you. Lots of hard work put into it, yet it doesn't demand that I notice anything (like the voices in the background). Calming yet energizing.

    I can imagine myself waking from slumber and running around the room, then out of the house and onto the grassy fields, bathed in the warmth of the sun. Then I realize how I had no one to share this feeling with, so I feel empty inside. As I fall backwards onto the soft field of daisies, I watch the sky take over my vision. There is more to life if I look beyond myself.

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  2. Michal6:58 am

    Nice piece :)

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  3. "Happiness is:
    a cake in a cup, from your mother;
    discovering joy by accident;
    standing by the sideline and watching the world go by;
    when age makes no difference.

    Happiness, is.

    A Belated Happy Birthday, my friend."


    Very heartwarming :)

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  4. Kevin, I wish CGI software was as easy to use as GarageBand. Then I can make a music video from your vision :)

    Thanks, Michal & Veron, for taking time to comment.

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  5. I like what Charles Schultz said in his Peanuts comic strip: "Happiness is a warm puppy"

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  6. Kyara Kim10:19 am

    I surly believe that would be a beautiful piece of note and I know where it comes from.. Whenever you send to me by email I can't open it to listen so it's quite shame to ask every single time to double work you have to do it for me.. Do you mind this time again??? Please

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  7. @ Kyara: No problem. Here's the link to the MP3 file.

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