Today I love my little city because it has a flavor that cannot be duplicated. I love it because I am one of those people who wants to live in a community that only has my kind of people in it. I love it because my kind of people are the diverse individuals that make up this town, like my friend May Ip from Hong Kong, and my friend Waleed Aslam Shaikh from Pakistan, my friend Jimmy Wong who has been everywhere from what I hear, and my late friend Jake Chegahno whose family was here uncountable generations before mine arrived. I love that these are my people. I love that the underground railway stopped here in my town, and that there continue to be invisible trains stopping at our invisible station coming from many places. I love that if you want to find the root of the delusion of race you need look no further than ignorance, and that only takes a moment of your time so it’s easily done. I love that the least intelligent among us tip their hands by claiming to know it all, but the most intelligent people I know claim they have much yet to learn. I love the ever broadening spectrum of humanity that gathers here and I hope it continues.
Today I love that I am off the road and kicking back in my recliner doing the work I am paid to do and keeping things going as best as I can. I love that I am looking forward to cleaning up the mess I’ve made of the kitchen … no, that would be a lie, I love that I’m looking forward to the mess I’ve made of the kitchen being cleaned up and I love that I will try my best to enjoy doing that. I love that the Roomba is rumbling around me and the laundry is rumbling in the next room because those are things that remind me that I am where I belong, right here at home.
Today I love that it is dragon boating day and although there is rain in the forecast for mid afternoon, by the time we’re supposed to be heading out the rain will all have cleared away and there will be no traces of it left anywhere except in the bottom of our boat which we will quickly bail out. I love water, it makes my soul feel calm, I love being on it and near it, love listening to it call to me just to reassure me that it is near.
Today I love drinking coffee here at home in my little city, and here’s a fun fact, coffee is made of mostly water. You’re welcome.