Today I love new technology, like my crazy new phone that has facial recognition and will only open for me … or possibly someone who looks like me. I love that I can’t wait to see if my brother can open my phone. I love that in the dark it will also open if it detects my fingerprint on the sensor and that it’s pretty good at that too. I love that it is faster and smaller and more secure than my last phone. I love that I have an Otterbox protective case on order for it and that should get here today. I love that I know enough to get a protective case for my phone because of it being my phone. I love that this thing is all excited about wanting me to talk to it and it will supposedly do what I want it to because as a child I always dreamed of a future when things like that would be possible. I love that I’m leery of trying it out because I don’t want to be disappointed by it being flaky, and because even if it isn’t, I’ve read too many dystopian novels whose lessons seem to always be, “Be careful what you wish for.” I love that I am going to try it out anyway, and that I’m pretty sure I’ll end up being frustrated by it and just shut it off again.
Today I love auto correct and predictive typing errors like precious for previous and convived for conceived. I love that someone’s auto correct changed “auto correct” to “auto cat rectal” and I’ve been saying that ever since. I love that predictive typing sometimes seems way out of touch, love that when my good friend and partner types her name into her phone, one of the words it offers her is million. I love that million is the perfect word for her, a concept of seemingly limitless possibilities, and yet well defined.
Today I love strawberry and pineapple oatmeal. I love toast made from homemade bread. I love that we’ve been binge watching garden shows and getting ourselves psyched up for spring gardening. I love that I have a plan to choke the weeds out from between the rocks of our pathway by planting thyme there, if something has to grow there it might as well be nice. I love that I think there might be flowing water in our garden this year, waterfall, fountain, something like that, but I don’t know which garden that will end up in if it happens.
Today I love drinking coffee while the sound of a tiny waterfall plays in my head.