Monday, May 31, 2010

the nicest things

  • Listening to the sparrows sing in the mornings.
  • Seeing the goose couple that lives near the swimming pool with their six goslings.
  • The smell of mulch. Yeah, it's chicken manure but it means they'll be flowers in a few days.
  • The sight of Fr. praying before Mass.
  • The way the church looks when there's no light but the candles.
  • The smell of rain.
  • The smell of the river.
  • Standing up to my knees in the ice cold ocean.
  • Rocky's Pope colonge
  • barbeque at Dixie Bones in Prince William County
  • antique statues of Our Lady
  • catching sight of red finches
  • seeing an osprey catch a fish
  • the flight of the turkey vulture, they are ugly up close and on the ground but in the air there's nothing that can touch them.
  • the smooth, thick anticipatory silence in St. Rita's before Mass.

3 comments:

Bonum, Verum, Pulchrum said...

how about "the other side of the pillow on a hot night"? My personal favourite!

Dymphna said...

Oh yes, that's a wonderful thing.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Or getting to sleep until one has slept what one needs?

A luxury sometimes too often denied the homeless!