Simon Griffee

Philosophy of Joy on a New York City Bus

10 June 2015 · 1 minute read

The metro wasn’t running and we needed to take the free shuttle bus instead. We sat near a large woman next to a small boy and listened.

Whatchyou talkin’ ‘bout the end o’ the world’? It be just a storm, not the end o’ the world! Who been givin’ you ideas ‘bout the a-po-ca-lypse anyway?! You wake up in the morning (snap) — happy. You go outside for a walk (snap) — happy. That’s how it’s done, son! There be no time for bein’ pessi-mistic! Look at me! I still have some years in me and I don’t have time fo’ dis shit! (loud joyous laughter)

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