A Happy Place

I can’t believe this, but it’s a serious post. I suppose every now and then, one won’t hurt. Everyone has a happy place, and if they haven’t they need to get one. I have a few places I know of that I can be happy. One of them is my ‘comfy recliner chair’ in my favourite corner at home. Five minutes in the morning of pure peace and quiet in my chair is like a fortnights holiday out in the countryside. It’s a great way to start the day. Another one is to spend some time in New York City listening to live music. It’s vibrant, lively, entertaining and above all, happy!

However, living in the hustle and bustle of a busy British city, the noise and pollution gets you down, day in, day out, night in, night out. It’s not always possible to just drop everything and head for the peace and quiet of the countryside or to the coast and find a peaceful haven on the Cardiganshire coast.

So I think I’ve found a lovely, tranquil place, right here, right now, in the middle of a busy city. Truth be told, it’s in my local cemetery. They’ve set a corner of it purely for people to go and reflect in the quiet and perhaps share thoughts with themselves about the past and their family and friends who are no longer with us. Any time of year, this oasis of peace is a beautiful place.

I often go here when I just want to get some ‘me time’ and enjoy. It’s somewhere I know I can sit, alone, just me and any thoughts or even no thoughts at all. I can’t even describe how it feels, everyone who goes there will have their own unique experience. What I do know is that I can lose any anger, any negative thoughts and feel completely refreshed when I’ve finished. It is my ‘happy place’.


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  • Embeecee
    November 28, 2015

    You’ve given me a spot to go explore once it stops snowing. I agree about the peace and serenity the graveyard can bring to the solitude seeker. Lovely post!

    • Trev Jones
      November 28, 2015

      Thank you, and yes, whatever the weather, you will always find peace and serenity there both in life and death. There’s a thought.

  • Scott
    November 29, 2015

    Absolutely. Another escape is a good set of cover-my-ears headphones and favorite music.

    • admin
      November 29, 2015

      I’ve just been doing that, listening to Jeff Lynne’s ELO.

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