I don’t have the video chops to make my own Happy video, but if I did I have no doubt I could cast any of these recent guests in leading roles.
It wasn’t always this way, though.
Back a few summers a couple arrived towing an enormous dark cloud above them. I do believe they were grinding their teeth as they got out of the car. Being new to the business of taking in strangers I sensed something was up but didn’t quite know how to proceed. They were obviously on tenterhooks. I was undeniably on edge. The following morning only one of the two arrived for breakfast. The other, I was informed, had left during the night…to attend to a family emergency back home. It was obvious there’d been a falling out of sorts with the missing spouse taking flight during the night. That must have been one unhappy spouse to have taken it on the lam in this lonely, remote (and often bear-infested) place. Hmmm, I thought, how often is _this_ going to happen?
Maybe the world has mellowed. Maybe it’s me. Or maybe the karma along the banks of this beautiful river and under so many tall trees is such that only happy people find me online and book rooms, but the bnb is becoming exceedingly smile-friendly.
About that video…maybe you’d like to try out for a bit part.