Have you ever noticed how it’s the small things in life that seem to bring us the most pleasure? I mean, no matter how much we dream about the big stuff, it’s the unexpected little things that add a twinkling happiness to otherwise ordinary moments.
I have three proofs of that theory.
#1. My mom was in town for a day last Monday, on her way from Holland to Canada, and we decided that a fondue would be a perfectly perfect way to spend our pre-Christmas party together (as she’ll be in Canada on the big day and I’ll be here). So off we went to Basel to buy authentic Swiss fondue…and along the way we picked up this KILLER fondue pot! All the other cows on it are face-forward, but you know me and my affection for rear-ends in general, and bovine rear-ends in particular! That blurry shape in the background is my wonderful mom, a woman of astounding grace and beauty who brings me more joy than she probably will ever realize.
#3. I was picking up my mom in Holland last Saturday when the following view greeted me in the parking lot of the store where we’d been shopping. And what’s better than a gorgeous sunset? A gorgeous sunset with a lamp-post in it…another fetish–right up there with cow patooties.
And by the way, with the nostagia of Christmas setting in, I’m missing many of you distant loved ones in a more intense way than usual. So this is me saying I’m grateful for you and happy that you’ve shared months, years, and decades of my life.