The best moments of your week? I’m working on adding joy to my days and being more conscious of it. Turning 65 has brought an awareness that this is not a forever ride, this life thing. So many milestones have passed – and I’m Not Dead Yet – but it’s not likely that I’ll become Secretary of State or a ballerina, or a grandmother. I do hope to sing on stage, even a tiny stage, one day.
There is a lot to savor in the so-called small things. The big things are good health, a happy marriage and enough bucks to pay the bills. I am mindful of how fortunate I’ve been in the big things. This past week I had some small Moments of Zen, when life felt extra good. All simple and free or cheap. I’d love to hear about yours in the comments.
- A slice of pizza with pineapple, a glass of red wine, and my new novel (Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith, excellent), all enjoyed alone and well socially distanced, at the outdoor pizza place down the street. They fill my wine to the top of the cup. Sandy was hard at work on his software – I’m looking forward to his retirement next year. (N.B.: it’s totally normal for a 60+ year old guy to want a go-fast sports car, right?).
“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.”–Emma Goldman
- Hitting the note G5 without screeching in my singing practice. I haven’t managed to do it at any actual lessons, though, so there’s something to look forward to. The following beautiful performance is a goal, not yet a reality. She slays that G5:
- And another of the best moments: a boat ride on the Indian River with Sandy’s brother and sister-in-law. They invited us to sunset and champagne, two of my favorite things.
“It was what Joseph had missed most during the war, all the small, scattered pieces of the precious and luminous ordinary, evidence that life insists on continuing.”–Marisa de los Santos, I’ll Be Your Blue Sky
What were your small but memorable moments of bliss this past week? 😊
Stay fabulous and safe, wash and wash and wash (your hands), xo
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