Things I LOVE
Chips and Dip, the mixture of orange and dark chocolate, the smell of old books, the ocean, breakfast for supper, watching a sunrise and sunset both in the same day (It makes me feel like I got to time travel), little kid laughter (so genuine), coffee with my best gal pal, people that are honest and unapologetic about who they are,
buying books at used books stores: I love reading other peoples notes in the margins. I imagine what type of person read the book before me, what they were going through in life, what kind of clothes they were wearing and how did they smell. Where were they setting when they read the exact same page I did. were they in a park? was it late at night?. I wonder where they grew up and if they remember the smell of their childhood home. I create that person in my mind, connect, debate, and have full on conversations with myself about that person based on their notes and interpretation of the story that we have both read. For me, buying a used book is a story within a story.
laughing- god i love laughing :the kind of laugh that doubles you over and your mouth is wide open but not a single noise is coming out. It’s the kind of laughter that doesn’t happen when you are alone. It’s the kind of laughter that can only be shared between the best of friends. It’s the kind of laughter that makes the hard times in life worth living, because it’s the kind of laughter you look forward to. That laughter is an emotion that can not be duplicated when the story is retold, it can not be manufactured on command. It is a moment in life that is raw and real and makes a person truly love being alive.
and finally….. letting go- I love letting go. I love letting go of all the things that clutter my life with worry and heartache. I love letting go of all things that just drag me down and make me feel bad. Most of all, I love letting go of being so serious because the world is so harsh, and for just a few moments I LOVE letting go and being fearlessly, unabashedly free.