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by Julia Gotz February. 16, 2010 3899 views

Happiness

So early it's still almost dark out.
I'm near the window with coffee,
and the usual early morning stuff
that passes for thought.

When I see the boy and his friend
walking up the road
to deliver the newspaper.

They wear caps and sweaters,
and one boy has a bag over his shoulder.
They are so happy
they aren't saying anything, these boys.

I think if they could, they would take
each other's arm.
It's early in the morning,
and they are doing this thing together.

They come on, slowly.
The sky is taking on light,
though the moon still hangs pale over the water.

Such beauty that for a minute
death and ambition, even love,
doesn't enter into this.

Happiness. It comes on
unexpectedly. And goes beyond, really,
any early morning talk about it.

Raymond Carver

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David Cardona 7 years, 3 months ago

Marvellous post! Excellent subject and shots. Nice lighting and colors!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Kelli Ware 7 years, 5 months ago

I love the colors in 1,2,4 and 8

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Tiffany 7 years, 6 months ago

Peachy stairs and bright waters bring welcome, sunny warmth.

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Riyaz 7 years, 7 months ago

wow Love No 2! great work Julia!

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Alexander 7 years, 7 months ago

i realy like the colors and the compotition of the photos

bravo

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Tortoise 7 years, 7 months ago

A wonderful mix. Jazz-like, with a latin flair.

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kodachromelives 7 years, 7 months ago

cool 2 and 4

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 7 years, 7 months ago

I love n.9...good work!

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Heather 7 years, 7 months ago

The lighting is great in 3 and I love the candid nature of 5 and 9.
The writing is beautiful.

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 7 years, 7 months ago

Stunning. Not only is your friend super photogenic, but the whole set is filled with colors that make each scene sweet. Thanks for sharing.

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Edgar Baird 7 years, 7 months ago

What an amazing set! The first shot is very beautiful and just sets the tone for a wonderful experience. Well done!

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
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