Pieter Brueghel painted a very nice version.
You can see the original in Munich.
I was wondering what I would desire, how my personal Cockaigne would look like and I started to fill it with design-pieces, colors, music, books, leisure, and peonies. Once my greed is satisfied I add health&love for me and my family and, obviously, the more I think the lesser important appear materialistic things. Considering that I have everything I need to shelter and take care for myself and added to that everyone important to me is in the same condition I really feel fortunate, lucky & happy.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ~Epictetus
looking down. from hrrrthrrr on Vimeo.
Maybe when you die, you come before a big, bearded man on a big throne, and you say, "Is this heaven?" And he says, "Heaven? You just came from there." - Kirk Douglas
If this is not your style and you prefer to be miserable, just read this fine article: Great ways to be miserable! ;-)
Last, but not least, for my technological readers: a very nice, simple add-on for your desktop, the rainlendar – a calendar that allows you to add events and a to-do-list without getting too bulky.
Have a good Friday and a better weekend, Belle