“Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.” ~Alice Meynell
Poet Alice Christiana Gertrude Meynell was born in London, England, on September 22, 1847. Her family birth name was Thompson. Interestingly, her father was a friend of Charles Dickens. Her first poetry collection PRELUDES was published in 1875 and was illustrated by her older sister Elizabeth (the artist Lady Elizabeth Butler). She later married Wilfred Meynell. She was much involv...ed in editorial work on publications with her husband and in her own writing, poetry, and prose. She wrote regularly for a number of British magazines. Alice Meynell died in November of 1922. Her quotes on happiness are particularly important to focus on, in the spirit of our author Gayathri Devi Ramachandran’s book FIVE TO FIFTY: THE SEACH NEVER ENDS. Often we search for happiness in things that are external to us, while true happiness can be found only inside of us. Gayathri Devi’s truly inspirational book is a map that will help those seeking happiness find it.