“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
― John Lennon
This marks the 5th anniversary of my years on RB. Alas things have changed here a lot quieter in some respects and a lot louder and strident in a minority of others – but overall the quietness is prevalent and saddening – quietness also means not a lot of happiness is to be found.
I don’t make a great fanfare of my art – no “I’ve been featured journals” or 100 of groups submitted to. I measure my success by the acceptance of my art by my trusted friends – fr…