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Skipping on Cotton Candy



Skipping on Cotton Candy is about the simple things in life. The ones that fill us with true happiness and delight

By guest writer: Julie Bu

In Ethics class, back in my high school years, the teacher made us read the book: “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl so we could then discussed in class what our life’s purpose was… and we all came to the conclusion that it was, well it is the pursuit of HAPPINESS…

I love this Michael Jackson’s quote because it is true that everything in life has its counterpart… and sometimes we just can’t avoid the feelings of hopelessness… “In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”

It’s up to us to choose a side… life isn’t easy but we can, we must try to do our best and leave footprints that will not change the whole world but will make a difference in our life and in the people and the environment that surround us… just like the experience in Japan you told on your recent post… Unknown people touched your heart… how powerful and beautiful is that?!

What makes us happy? It’s up to each one of us to know what makes us happy… In my case… lots of things make me happy… from simple things like cotton candy to the fact that I’m alive… I love and I feel loved… my faith, to think of my family, my friends, horses, rainbows, fairies, birds, music, skipping along, autumn colours, starry nights, sky, smiles, green grass, kindness, to laugh without cause, the sun, the moon, chocolate, ice cream, a cup of tea, I could go on and on… I really mean that…there are plenty of sources that bring happiness to my life… and I’m keen to gather as many chunks of happiness as possible…

“I am often accused of being childish. I prefer to interpret that as child-like. I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things. I tend to exaggerate and fantasize and embellish. I still listen to instinctual urges. I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. I never water my garden without soaking myself.” – Leo F.

Life itself is a miracle… so it’s up to us to make the most of this journey…

Oh boy… our mind tends to overthink and overanalize everything…I don’t like that… it can drive me crazy!!!!!!!!!! Pirate Julie says: Aaaaargh!!

Greetings :)
Julie Bu


Feature photo credit: Andrew Di Genova
“I took this shot at the park on top of a mountain last Sunday. I was exactly at the right place at the right time and got very lucky. The man in the picture is just about to touch the cloud with his foot. You can see his foot and body are casting a shadow on the cloud. No Photoshop or effects were used in this shot.” 


 About Julie:

Julie is a fun loving wonderful person filled with life and passion. She is from Bilboa Spain. She loves riding horses. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Advanced Studies in International Relations and Public International Law. This post was made with her permission.

Bilbao, Spain


  1. Hello!

    Beautiful picture!! To touch the clouds with the foot… what an extraordinary experience!! Glad you and Michele were there to capture that moment. Can you imagine what would it be like to take a nap on the clouds? Ooooo…

    Thank so much for this post, Andrew. It made me smile 🙂

    P.S. I’m from Mexico. Came to Spain in the Autumn of 2003 to study a Doctorate but love found me and here I am heh-heh… time flies!

    • Thanks for the great article Julie! Yes, the picture was fun, and it seemed to go with your post well. Love the Al Hirt song! Very cool. You are so much fun! Thank you 🙂 Oh, as soon as I get a chance, I will amend the post and put in your info about Mexico, sorry about that, all my best from Drew and Michele 🙂

  2. No problem, my friend… the truth is that we are all Earthlings, citizens of the world, right? haha 😉

    Thanks again 🙂

  3. Julie! What a fabulous post! Thanks for sharing your remarkable exuberance for life! I haven’t heard that song, “Ordinary Miracle”. Very cool! You’re such a bringer of Joy and Celebration! And I love your phrase “keen to gather chunks of happiness”! Yay!! With appreciation, Michele

    • Thank you Sweet! You are as articulate as you are pretty. My favorite writer, my favorite person. Thanks for being my partner, love you. 🙂

    • Hello Michele!

      You are so kind, thank you 😀

      Life is also about sharing, isn’t it? So I’m glad to share my thoughts, feelings and worries with people like you and Andrew.

      Love “Ordinary Miracle” Sarah Mclachlan has such a beautiful angelic voice…

      Enjoy the rest of the day… here is time to go dreamland.

      • Hey Julie, would you consider writing another post?? We can either trade and barter. Maybe I can help you with some web stuff for example. Or I also have a small budget for guest writers. Can I interest you in writing another post? This one did fantastic. The number of people who read it and liked it was excellent. Just a thought. No worries if you don’t have time. Either way. You are a good friend. Night my friend. 🙂

  4. Hello!

    I’m not a writer… but I think I could try or it might depend on my answers to what you share just like this time… and maybe if you like something I could expand the writing…

    A big thanks to the readers 🙂

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