Shallow Joy – is translated from an actual Filipino expression. It refers to some people’s ability to find Joy in the simplest of things. As a young child – this was easy for all of us. I remember the first time that I held a salagubang – a beetle in my hand and I was thrilled. As I became an adolescent – finding joy became harder. We become preoccupied by thoughts of being popular, being beautiful and being liked by other people.
Now – that I’m all grown up – past the age when people still call me young – I am starting to rediscover shallow joy. I think it all started when I got my dogs. Look at this picture of Midori – we actually seem to have captured her joyful disposition. She is indeed the house of queens’ jester. Dogs live for the moment – not worrying about tomorrow and forgetting about any sorrows in the past.