“I Began to Bawl…I Would Never Be So Happy Again.”

In 1920, after marrying Zelda and publishing This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald wrote,
“Riding in a taxi one afternoon between very tall buildings under a mauve and rosy sky; I began to bawl because I had everything I wanted and knew I would never be so happy again.”

* I always find interesting things to read on the excellent blog LifeDev — “empowering creative people.”

* If you’re interested in starting your own happiness project, check out the Happiness Project Toolbox. Lots of great tools there — plus you can see what other people are doing, which is addictive.

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  • larry3g

    It is appropriate to mourn the experience at times, it acknowledges that this little while is not simply about personal experience, there is a larger world that will continue on. At times we at the peak, others the valley, this is a great quote.
    I am reminded of the song, “I’ll never pass this way again”

  • Thanks, Gretchen, LifeDev is a great find!

  • Great quote. Thanks! I had a pang when I read it, bittersweet, since you could say they were both somewhat tragic figures. But it evokes those moments in time when you’re feeling so full of life and wonder that you can’t contain it and are moved to tears. And you understand the fleeting nature of it all.