29 January 2007

a few of my favorite things

The hazy shadows of a good beer joint at 1:20 AM... the growl of a Merlin engine roaring past... hearing a hall full of people singing the National Anthem with feeling... the sound of a friend laughing... the first sip of coffee, the second pitcher of beer, and the third out of an inning... honor and those who respect it... the Texas flag... being in the zone, when the words are flowing and all seems clear and possible... a well-told story, be it the telling or the hearing... gorgeous women... jalapeƱos on my cheeseburger... the smell of glove leather and horsehide... movies unafraid to dismiss easy cynical outcomes... when my kids get the joke... the cool water under the shade of a cypress tree on a hot day... sausage on a grill... iambic pentameter... good music and an open road... sunset over water... the smell of my wife's hair... the right scene and line to end a movie... hammering a drive to left center... the happy exhaustion at the end of a day-long project done well... self-sufficiency in all its various forms and incarnations... honesty... skipping stones... John Ford movies... throwing things... beer... heros...exceeding expectations... the smell of BBQ on a summer afternoon... walking under a full moon... converting on third-and-long... knowing how and why things work... history... knowing I did my best....
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von trappish B

2 comments:

Julie O. said...

That warmed my cockles, B.

(Nice change from chapping my ass...)

;)

Webs said...

That Merlin better be in a Spitfire.... Don't tell me you're a Pony boy.

Thanks for the list of nice things. I've spent the last 36 hours recovering from a hard drive crash and I need nice.