Today I love breezy mornings and big surf. I love riding our floating dock in the morning light, standing as still as the pitching deck will let me and taking in the beauty of the world I live in and the planet I live on. I love that the sun is brilliant when it gets the opportunity to shine down on us between the huge billowing clouds that are drifting down from the north. I love that we didn’t bring our golf clubs to the cottage and today looks like it might have been an alright day to whack a few balls around nine holes here in our cottage country. I love that now I get to sit back and contemplate all the fun that might have been without having to actually do the physical part of it. I love that I am pushing through a headache today that feels like crystallized dirty hardened sugar with a bad taste, but the coffee is slowly washing the crystals away and the sharp edges are already gone. I love the little creek beside our cottage and though it has dried up for the summer now I know it will soon start flowing again as the fall season starts to engage in replenishing the land with moisture and nutrients. I love the quiet of a Sunday morning in the sun.
Today I love that we had a crowd of people visit us over the last two days and that was a lot of fun. I love that there was a seemingly never ending supply of food to be indulged in and we all indulged. I love that among our extended family today was someone who beat Cancer recently because I hate Cancer. I love that there were children here again and they were of the joyous and laughing type and they had a great time being children and telling me tall tales and declaring that they were going to eat the sofa and drink all of the bay. I love children whose imaginations have not yet been quashed by the confines of logic or reality.
Today I love good breakfast made happily. I love big tables that hold everyone. I love stupid fridges that chime annoyingly when I’m trying to put away the groceries because, even as I’m cursing it and telling it to shut up, I know that if I ever leave it open accidentally it will raise the alarm and get itself shut. I love how easily we get used to things that can be annoying if we just let them be, like the stupid dinging my truck does every 30 minutes that apparently means that some sensor isn’t working, and now when someone rides with me and says, “What’s that noise telling you?” I have to stop a moment and think about what they’re talking about.
Today I love drinking coffee on the heaving dock in the morning sun as the day begins to settle into itself.