This song makes me happy...
I love how in the course of life, certain threads will break while others reform. It is this change of state and action that pleases me.
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I have perceiv'd that to be with those I like is enough,
To stop in company with the rest at evening is enough,
To be surrounded by beautiful, curious, breathing, laughing flesh
To pass among them or touch any one, or rest my arm ever so
lightly round his or her neck for a moment, what is this
I do not ask any more delight, I swim in it as in a sea.
There is something in staying close to men and women and look-
ing on them, and in the contact and odor of them, that
pleases the soul well,
All things please the soul, but these please the soul well.
~ Walt Whitman, "I sing the Body Electric", Leaves of Grass, 1892