Sunday, August 28, 2011

Summer in Seattle started three weeks ago, just in time for my vacation. Both of which I am very grateful for. I am learning to relax, to let my high strung nature lay a little bit lower, and to notice things like the reflections of light on water dance along the underbellies of pine trees. This time of notice, and of details, nudges my mind into reflection of what I love, what I like, what I dislike, and what I am grateful for.

Which brings me to my first list in a long while, in no particular order, of things that I love:

The color silver
Cheese that smells and tastes like the barn it was made in
The idea of being giddy
Arts, education, and the students
My family
My family's dynamics
The afterglow of running
Strolling around farmer's markets
Dogs in trucks
Road trips
Rolling hills and open plains
Growing tomatoes, hoping one will turn red by the end of the summer

With little thought put into this list, it's cathartic to write. Thank you for reading.