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: What does it mean when a time is halcyon?
- It is an untroubled time.
- It is a time remembered from the past.
- It is a time of beauty and grace.