Happiness is?

Posted on August 23, 2007


I’m eating Cheerios with cold milk on a one early, rainy Thursday morning. It’s been raining for almost the entire week and I’m not sure whether to think that’s horridly ironic, wonderful, appropriate, or just uncalled for.

Now is not the time to say very much about the past few weeks but I have come to appreciate the small things in ways I hadn’t before. Like the band Schaeffer put it, “the tragedy is that we don’t see the beauty until we feel the pain but then it transforms everything”.

Happiness is:

1. A sandwich.
2. Copeland cds. (Beneath Medicine Tree especially, just don’t listen to it if you’re already almost crying.)
3. A lunch from Steak N’ Shake to go.
4. Solid State Records cds.
5. Talking with coworkers
6. Meeting up with old friends that you haven’t seen in a while.
7. A Mae concert in the basement of an old church.
8. Listening to interviews with bands that make you laugh during an afternoon at work.
9. Fixing a problem on a webpage.
10. Discovering new music by people you never knew existed. (Kenny Morgan!)
11. Hanging out and talking with friends late into the evening and laughing til you cry.
12. Not having to worry about what I’m going to do for lunch today.
13. Waking up early and not being drowsy.
14. Getting the enigmatic alarm clock to work.
15. My Moleskine notebook.

Just some things that have brightened my week.

And the sun is shining again…