It makes me happy today that I have a roof over my head, an insulated apartment with mostly new double-glazed windows, and reasonably good radiator heat provided by an oil furnace (and the means to pay for the heat).
There was snow last night and this morning, but it’s difficult to tell just how much of it there was because of the heavy winds.
The eating utensils, not the musical composition.
Today I used chopsticks to eat Chinese food for lunch, and that reminded me of having dinner at a Japanese restaurant in London with my friend Nawfal, whom I coached on using chopsticks.
This is a catch-up for yesterday. The BMOP did a program of works featuring the viola, two of them world premieres. It made me happy to be out hearing live music. I’m very relieved that my sort of cranky mood when I arrived didn’t make me think “this is shit.” Instead, I thought “this is absurd” (in the sense of absurdist art) and noticed it gave me a tickling feeling of almost wanting to laugh.
I felt privileged to be able to DJ for an hour tonight for a One Billion Rising V‑Day event in Second Life this evening. It made me happy!
And you can listen to my playlist.
Taking a page from my friend Stacey’s book, I’m going to see how I feel about reinvigorating my blog by posting one thing that makes me happy each day of Lent. (Lent has no particular meaning for me, but that’s the time frame she’s using, it’s shared by millions of people, and it’s a time frame I can imagine keeping to.)
Today I had dinner with my friend Sara and caught up about any number of things in our lives. She gave me a gift: the admonition to remember several peak moments from my sabbatical and to never doubt their reality, even when I can’t or don’t feel what they evoked at the time.