Nov. 4, 2004

It's the little things that count

Time to start coming down from all this political stuff. Here are my most recent quiet moments of pleasure.

I walked home last night very very very late. It was a still night with frost on the grass. Half way home I noticed that the sky was crystal clear, with a bright half moon and a satisfying number of stars visible even in downtown Toronto. I stopped right there and spent a few minutes just standing on the dark sidewalk looking up and enjoying the beauty of the night sky.

As a result of that late night I had a late start today. Walking to work this morning I heard a bird chirping nearby. A quick glance revealed a beautiful sassy little Cardinal about ten feet way from me. We examined each other for a minute before continuing on our respective journeys. Here's a Google image of my little friend. What was up with those pictures of men in funny robes?




I've shared some moments with nice Americans too. After all, 49% of them "get it". Thanks to Mary from my crazy life for a very nice e-mail conversation, and to my friend Angie in Nebraska for showing me that there are many ways to be brave.

5 comments:

  1. Egad Ben. You are an extremely attractive man in all areas. If I were single you'd be in a heap of trouble. ;)

    Mrs. Seattle

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  2. That's a picture of a Cardinal, not of me! :-)

    Thanks for the compliment...

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  3. Most definitely, anytime.

    Mrs. Seattle

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  4. Nothing worse than an anonymous admirer! Still, I'll take whatever praise I can get. :-)

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  5. Oh yes, I definitely click on the little 'Anonymous' button before posting. As I said before, I am not single, so therefore I am not. ;) At least you know where I am posting from..

    Mrs. Seattle

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