One of my favorite places to be is E's school on the last day of the year to hear the final dismissal bell.
THAT is the sound of happiness -- children streaking up and down the halls without a care in the world, giggling, smiles exploding from there innocent faces.
Remember the feeling?! Three months of sleeping late, swimming, popsicles, lazy hours running amok -- all stretched out before you. Back in the days when three months was still a long time...
I am missing that sound today, because I am working... but I remember.
1. the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the highest good.
2. devotion to pleasure as a way of life.