Today I love being so lazy that I am just starting to write at one PM. I love that it is Saturday. I love that the sky is dull. I love that we are at the cottage and the phone is off the hook and we are going to kick back and relax and recharge and rejuvenate and not waste any more time thinking up “re” words. Refresh. Okay, that’s it. I love that words are such a huge part of my life. Reanimate, but that’s the last one. I love that I get to make a good part of my livelihood from writing. Revivify, but that is absolutely all. Okay, reinvigorate, no more. I love that I never change my mind after making a firm decision. Regenerate is absolutely the last “re” word I’m coming up with. I love that I am out of “re” words now … except for restore. I love how easy it is to let my mind wander and my thoughts ease here at the cottage. I love winter days and nights here as much as I love spring and summer and autumn days and nights in this wonderful little corner of our world. Reawaken, renew, revitalize, reanimate, rekindle, resuscitate … Done! … Fine, resurrect!
Today I love that we met so many people we know at the market this morning. I love the way we are all always surprised to see each other because we all show up at random times based on what else we have on for the day, and yet we are never surprised to see anyone in particular. I love all the regular things we buy at the market, locally produced bread, and maple syrup, and honey gathered from happy Grey County bees, and things like that. I love that we know who we buy from, old friends who feel invested in our lives as much as we feel invested in theirs. I love that the open mic was fun last night, more friends to engage with, and music and poetry are the languages of engagement there.
Today I love wearing snow pants at the cottage until the heat warms the place up enough. I love when there is laughter here in this place. I love when there is laughter at home as well, laughter in the home heals the wounds left by the outside world. I love bread and butter pickles. I love crows.
Today I love drinking coffee in the living room of the cottage by the fireplace while I reactivate myself.