Sunday, March 16, 2008

These Are a Few of my Favorite Things

Ahhhh... bean. Fresh, steaming, deep dark bean. I can't live without it. The whole texture of the day rides on my first sip. Once the final gurgle hisses from the coffee maker, I know my life is about to get better. I'm never wrong.

I was watching some forgettable foody show the other day and this guy took a bite out of something (don't remember what anymore), sighed and said, "That kind of cures everything." It got me thinking about the simple things in my life that have a way of "making it all better."

Here are a few:

  • the sound of rain spattering against the windows
  • the scent of freshly mowed grass
  • a good hug - not one of those cheapo Hollywood hugs where you barely touch shoulders and pat someone on the back; I'm talking about the kind where I get enfolded and everything else in the world slips away
  • Midnight curled up by my side, purring like a John Deere tractor, while I read some wonderful bit of literature
  • the scent of cinnamon
  • any tune that's so rich it makes me stop everything and listen... then go back and listen again
  • words... words that have real meaning, that have bite and substance
  • the sound of genuine laughter
  • birdsong at o'dark thirty, when the rest of the world is still asleep
  • that first sip from a glass of good red, as it rolls across the tongue, the acid grapeness demanding full attention... oy, it's like being seduced by a total stranger
  • fireflies
There's a lot more, to be sure, but you get the idea. Take a minute to stop and ponder... what cures everything for you?

I simply remember my favorite things,
and then I don't feel so bad
~The Sound of Music


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  2. * the scent of the ground after a good rain
    * the feeling you get when you see someone you havent seen in a VERY long time
    * a good long hug when you need it
    * when i wake up really early in the morning and the rest of the world is asleep.
    * standing outside 4am, in a snowstorm. not the windy kind, but the kind where the snowflakes just fall and it seems like you are the only one in the world
    * the first sip of coffee in the morning
    * lazily lounging at the beach in the sun, with a good book
    * the sound of genuine laughter
    * picking up a novel you cannot put down
    * the smell of bbq on a warm spring day
    * waking up to the birds chirping as opposed to the alarm clock
    * a really good rocking tune on the radio. you just want to turn it up and ROCK OUT
    * the sound of my nephew when he is devouring his afternoon bottle

  3. i "borrowed" a couple from you! the Long Hug, and the Genuine laughter!


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