Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Beauty of Rare Things

Some things don't appear that  often, and when they do they are lovely. Here are a few that make my heart bound when I see them:

1. A package covered with brown paper, string, and loads of stamps.

2. That orange light you see on a late afternoon of a sunny day in the summer.

3. The taste of chocolate in advent calendars.

4. The first book of a really good series.

5. A cat that is all grey and has those really big paws. It's even better if it is in the "baked bread" position.

6. The sound of a kid's belly laugh.

7. That moment when you catch a perfect wave with your boogie board and sail in to the beach.

8. Skiing down a hill in perfect powder on a sunny day.

9. The smell of old fashioned, home made potpourri...

10. And home made wine, especially Elderflower champagne.

11. Opening the door to your cozy hotel room, where you will be spending the weekend with a really great friend.

12. The crackle of an outside fire and the trail the sparks leave in the dark.

13. The smell of an old map.


Johanna Garth said...

This put such a smile on my face! I love the description of a cat in a 'baked bread' position and I'm looking out my dining room window at that perfect orange light right now (except it's the winter variety).

pattysarro said...

I am keeping this for those rainy days when I need a gentle reminder of what lifts my spirits. What a great post- thank you for sharing!

west_2552 said...

I wholeheartedly agree w/the hotel room entry!! Love entering a hotel room knowing that I don't have any of the normal domestic duties for the next several hours. I have license to put my feet up and enjoy!!