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