Today I love Saturday market day when we get to go to our beloved farmers’ market and make the beat of the way things are in the new reality. I love that there are so many things that we still get to do and I especially love that we now have a drive to relish those things even more than ever we did before. I love that I have been practicing to find the love in things long before this pandemic came along and, at least in this way and to this extent, I was ready for what was needed of me. I love that I still have not gone out much, and I’ve realized that I didn’t go out much before, but I really love that I now savor going out so much more because I’ve been made aware how valuable the opportunity to socialize is. I love that we have settled in to feeling comfortable and at home with our new, quieter lives. I love that we have possibly learned to appreciate this quiet more or at the very least we’ve been made aware of our appreciation instead of looking at time spent at home in quiet as a time of waiting for things to happen. I love that in my mind one of the most valuable contributions this time could make to our language might be to push us to define a new word that would mean the active and positive reversal of being jaded or bored with the slower parts of life, what would that word sound like?
Today I love that the people who are at our cottage are expecting us to visit, how fun is that? I love that we are looking forward to it, packing swimming gear and food and planning on a lovely afternoon of engagement and conversation. I love that I have been swimming in the bay at the cottage five of the past seven days and today will make six of the past eight, yay. I love how much the water regenerates my personal energetic joie de vivre and makes me feel like I am ready to continue.
Today I love that there are wild blueberries in our house in two different forms and someone in my household loves blueberries as much as I love strawberries I think, and as much as we two love peaches possibly. I love that I am on the lookout for some good peaches and it would make me happiest of all to find them being vended outdoors and sitting in full baskets in the sun so that when I washed one off and bit into it I could taste that sunshine on them and laugh at the juices running down my chin.
Today I love drinking coffee while I contemplate the fact that I love blueberries a great deal myself, and that’s good too.