Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happiness is not a bad thing

A friend recently told me about an upcoming exhibit at the American Visionary Arts Museum (AVAM) called Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, which, of course, rang my political bell. The first thing that came into my mind was Death, Bondage (see below, in previous post) and the Happiness of Pursuit. So I said to myself, "Come on, you said you were going to lighten up."

Although I thought it might be kind of hard to make something cheerful about death and bondage, there were possibilities in The Happiness of Pursuit. So here it is, and actually it does make me smile.

I found the little tricycle at Recycle North in Burlington, Vermont. It's about 6 inches high and appears to be handmade (by someone else's hand, though). What a great find in a store for recycled housewares. It's pulling a tiny swan. Happiness! Not a bad thing.

3 comments:

arialla said...

Yay NEW BLOGISTAN! I'm tuned in...

Berrian said...

That is pretty freakin' charming. Perhaps it's not just America that's moving in a new, more positive direction?

janetvanfleet said...

We're going to hope it's the whole world!