I just want to say how thankful I am for all you who read my posts. I am so grateful for you guys. Thank you.
The perfect meal, thanksgiving turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, buttered rolls, pecan pie and iced tea.
Christmas lights twinkling from houses along a street.
Nat King Cole’s version of “The Christmas Song”
A spring morning on my back porch with the cats and watching the birds in the trees.
Joshua Bell playing the violin.
Ravel’s “Une Barque Sur l’Ocean”
Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party”
“Let Evening Come”, a poem by Jane Kenyon
Creating a scene whereby two characters, a man and a woman, walk out on the stage of a street and admire the stars, or any number of other scenes that I am amazed that I wrote.
The feet of a flamenco dancer in rhythm with the guitarista.
Listening to Frank Sinatra at three a. m.
An Edward Hopper painting of a diner at the loneliest time of night
John Lennon’s “Norwegian Wood” words and music dancing across the room to my ears, two perfect partners.
Good food and drink in a room full of friends celebrating
A late night drive
A Henry Moore sculpture, lines that rise and fall to the beat of eternity
Kathe Kohlwitz’s “Mourning Parents”
Alan Rickman delivering his lines
Bobbie Kennedy speaking against injustice
Jerry Seinfeld, Kramer, Elaine Benis and George Costanza
Three cats sleeping in my living room.
Season three of “Northern Exposure”
A laugh that begins in my toes and moves all the way up my body and out my mouth in one gigantic ha.
The first time I read a novel or a story or a poem where the writer blows the top of my head off with his prose and story, a novel like “The River Runs Through It”, “The Old Capital” or “The Old Man and the Sea” or the Alice Munro story “Walker Brothers Cowboy” or Tillie Olsen’s “I Stand Here ironing”.
Delivering humor, a joke or a line or a phrase or word, that emits laughter from another person.
Reading “A Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Alan Poe at midnight
An Alfred Hitchcock movie
Following my curiosity and learning something new.
Finishing a blog or a story or a novel or a poem I am very proud of.
The movie “Cinema Paradiso”
A friend’s thank you
Finding a great gift for a loved one or a friend, then giving it to them and finding out that they love it.
Finding a new musician that I love
Writing the perfect sentence
My job in a library
Donatello’s “Mary Magdalen”
Praise from a reader
Creating pieces late at night
Seeing a new movie and finding out that good movies are still made
The support of friends and loved ones.
All these I am thankful for and more. I am especially thankful for those who love me and care about me. Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you and to your families and loved ones.