The setting: a frozen mountain retreat in the midst of winter, cut off from the rest of the world until the spring thaw arrives. The caretaker family looks forward to a secluded winter, free from distraction, to help the three of them heal from the familial stress fractures life forces them to suffer. While it seems the setting is ideal for putting a family back together, there is a problem - all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Happiness, or at least its pursuit, resides in the Declaration of Independence as one of humanity’s unalienable rights. We have the responsibility to discover our own happiness and exactly how to achieve it, absent the interference of a tyrannical and despotic government. Because the process of finding individual happiness falls on our shoulders, we often find ourselves missing the mark. Samantha and I recently had a conversation in which we both discovered that we had possibly just done that.