Gratitude. Appreciation. Praise.
It's Thankful Thursday, a weekly pause to express appreciation for people, places, things, and more. Please join me.
The world is big, my gratitudes many:
searchers, seekers, doubters, thinkers
the concept of "literary citizenship"
daffodils in February
good wine for $10 (or less)
and this poem
soup (making, eating)
attribution (because giving credit is good, and, well, see above)
nuts, especially sweet
this essay by Heather King
blue skies (as weather and metaphor)
the "good" family genes: wide smile, bright eyes, bleeding heart
teachers who cared: Mrs. Allison, Mrs. Trembath, Stanton Englehart
television with great writing/direction/acting: Treme, The Wire
the films Robin Williams left us: Good Will Hunting, Awakenings, Patch Adams
moving in water: swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, soaking, floating, gazing, lazing
writers and artists who tell me their favorite books
poetry in unexpected places: laundromats, hair salons, bars, alleys, telephone poles . . .
going to a party/dinner/event I don't want to attend, and having fun
stretches of time to read unfettered
post office, mailbox, "real" mail
Carnegie Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
thrift and consignment stores
deadlines and structure
Powell's Books, because it shelves new and used snug together in a democracy of literature
long summer days
young writers who grow up, move on, away, and then send me letters, postcards, rocks, cookies, poems . . .
this explanation by Terry Tempest Williams
people with quick wit and easy laughter
Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt Soaking Solution
What are you thankful for today?