Happiness Is…

Happiness Is…

Written by Nandini Sethi


Happiness is a cup of hot chocolate,

A single penny found in the depths of a forgotten pocket,

An impromptu snuggle with your cat,

Re-watching a film, narrating the dialogues word for word. 

As the tyres of a broken-down car skid against the asphalt,

Dismantling puddles, creating new messes, 

I find that happiness is children, 

Finding purpose in them. 

The smell of paint from miles away,

The rustling of paper with dried ink on it,

A pencil with the perfect point tip,

And a sunset on a rooftop. 

Happiness is ignorance, bliss, knowledge,

It’s to know, but not, to choose, but not have a choice. 

Happiness is starting out to bake a cake,

But stopping halfway to devour the imperfect dough.


Nandini Sethi
Nandini Sethi

Sometimes dolefully insightful, sometimes plain distressed state of mind, but always love. I think there’s a bit of love in everything we write.

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