Halycon days are reflections of the past. Memories of days that were times of peace, happiness and contentment.
The word itself comes from the story of Alcyone.
When her husband died in a shipwreck, Alcyone threw herself into the sea whereupon the gods transformed them both into halcyon birds (kingfishers). When Alcyone made her nest on the beach, waves threatened to destroy it. Aeolus restrained his winds and kept them calm during seven days in each year, so she could lay her eggs. These became known as the “halcyon days,” when storms do not occur.
Many people look back on their glory days when they think that life was the best it could be. When they were popular, or successful or maybe even when they felt life was simpler. People get lost in that, they want to relive those moments. Their current life seems to be a pale shadow of those times.
It is the curse of nostalgia. It rejects that anything has been good since those bright shining moments of triumph, when the world was theirs and everything made sense to them. But often those memories are gilded by the passage of time. Yearning for how things used to be can make you myopic to what the present and the future hold.
This is a trap I have always tried to avoid in my d/s and love life. I have had amazing sex and d/s in the past, but I am not going to lose myself in what was, but instead on what the future might hold. We have a lot of exploring and learning to do and I am sure that the days to come will be amazing.
So in the years to come I will strive to make our love and our d/s the best it can be. Not shirking the work it takes to make it so, but instead to live those moments to the fullest while they happen and do my damnedest to make the next moment even better and make each of our days our halcyon days.
To quote John Lennon who was inspired by Robert Browning;
Grow old along with me
The best is yet to be
When our time has come
We will be as one