“happiness is a fantastic vicious circle” by Sasha on her couch

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
5 minutes
The Wisdom of Insecurity
Alan W. Watts

Mad toasts me up a poppyseed bagel. He schmears on some Lite Cream Cheese and asks if I like tomato. “No!” I accidentally shout. Shit. He slams it down in front of me. The bagel bounces. I jump. He watches me eat half. Neither of us says anything. Finally Mad goes, “So, how are ya?” I finish my bite. “Good, I mean… For the first time in my life I think I can say that I’m actually happy.” Mad smiles and then frowns and then picks up a poppyseed from my plate by pressing his finger down. He stares at it. Eventually he says, “Happiness is a fantastically vicious circle, Kiks. Fantastic and vicious. Remember that.” He takes a kiwi from the fruit basket and bites into it like it’s a pear.