Friday, October 20, 2006

Good

The very vague yet very appealing Sunday Scribblings prompt is "good."

Life is Good
Brian and I, along with our dog Chloe and a smattering of friends are going to the Life is Good pumpkin festival this weekend on Boston Common. Their goal is to have the most lit jack o’lanterns in one place. I'm sure it will be very fun, very pretty, and very New England.

I love the name of that company, Life is Good. Their silly mascot makes me smile, which I'm sure is the point. But whether life is good is a difficult question to answer. My
life, at this moment, is good. I am in a wonderful marriage, have some wonderful friends, and am truly enjoying the MFA program I'm in. I'm learning a lot, I have a lot of fun things to keep me busy (a bit too busy at times!), and I generally like my job.

But life in general? That's a different story. And I don't think "good" does it justice. Life is often good, but sometimes, it's really, really bad. So I would vote for life is complex. Or life is layered. Or life is rich. (And when it is good, like now for me, we should all be grateful!)


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16 comments:

alphawoman said...

"good" entry. Love the Life is Good name too.

Anonymous said...

A pumpkin festival sounds like lots of fun. In the Philippines, our Halloween pumpkins are all made of plastic! Haha! :p

Have fun and Happy Halloween!

Kim G. said...

The fact that you are enjoying your "good" life makes me smile. I think it's so important to be grateful. Hope you have a very good time at the pumpkin festival. Post some pictures if you can - it sounds like it will be lovely!

Anonymous said...

Life is good! Glad things are going well for you, and enjoy the pumpkins!

Michelle said...

I'll bet the kiddos love the pumpkin festival!

I think life is almost always good when put into perspective. Almost always. I have to remind myself of that, though.

Anonymous said...

You are good, CJ, so it's fitting that your life be as well...

Maybe I'll see you tonight surrounded by O'Lanterns - I think I'll be in the common for a bit tonight too!

Chelle Y. said...

I was thinking about your post and a situation I am in right now. My marriage is ending. I won't go into great detail, but through all our problems, my husband ended up leaving me for another woman.

I just recently read a post that she wrote about how life is so good for her now....Blah, blah, blah. Well, her good is "my bad." Same situation, but different takes on it.

Crazy, I know. Someday, I will look back and say it was good for me too. Maybe, I'll even thank her. :)

I enjoyed reading this!

Anonymous said...

To mis-quote Anne Frank - I think really that MOST people are good at heart.
Your post was cheery and warm - like a good autumn day :)

paris parfait said...

Sounds like a fabulous festival! And your post is lovely and made me smile.

Anonymous said...

Oh, please take your camera....Such a sight to be seen!

I have 2 life is good things..a hat and a tee shirt..with a horsey
of course!

Anonymous said...

great to hear that your life is so good. would love to see pics of the pumpkins!

JavaCurls said...

Your post made me think of a friend that once told me, "Life isn't good or bad just moments that are either good or bad."

Have a great time at the pumpkin festival; sounds like tons of fun!

Anonymous said...

Amen! Life is good. Hope you had a great weekend in the pumpkin patch.

Repeater said...

Hope the festival was fun. I was working on my IS paper all weekend (but finished at least). Lets see the pumpkins!!---Glad I can make you laugh.

Bug said...

Thanks all for the comments! I'll post pics later tonight. I was swamped yesterday, but I'll be visiting your blogs today!

Anonymous said...

It's good to recognize that life is complex, but I love that you've emphasized that it's good for you. I'm always a fan of the optimistic approach.

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