Amira was walking down the street one morning when she experienced a sudden moment of clarity or epiphany about her life: she was unhappy because she chose unhappiness. That deep epiphany or moment of understanding altered her life in previously unimagined ways, with the result that she became a very happy and cheerful woman. She often joked that if someone were to draw a cartoon of that day, he or she would have to indicate her epiphany by drawing a lightning bolt striking from the blue.
Quiz: What might someone say when they have an epiphany?
- “I really wish I knew what to do.”
- “I’ll have to try again tomorrow.”
- “Aha! I finally understand!”