The early days of our marriage were a golden, halcyon, peaceful time. In my mind, those prosperous and halcyon days were full of sunshine and carefree fun. Later, when the war came, we would remark that we’d never appreciated the calm and halcyon days when we were at peace. Even after the war had ended, life never had the same halcyon, trouble-free quality of those early years.
Quiz: How might someone feel about living in a halcyon time?
- Hopeful that life will improve soon.
- Stressed from major upheaval.
- Satisfied with their tranquil way of life.