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Few Things in This World Are Better Than

The world is so full of good and positive things! Frankly, the list is too long for a corresponding poll. YAY! Which is excellent news, in and of itself. So, instead, here's the list:

Few things in this world are better than:


...loving and being loved
...a good backrub
...cold fresh summer fruit
...a baby's happy laugh
...completing a creation and knowing it's excellent
...other people appreciating your excellent creations
...learning new things
...just snuggling
...music

...flying a kite
...petting a cat
...using a dog as a blanket for a chilly afternoon's nap
...good coffee
...a good conversation
...riding in the back of a pickup
...the merry go round
...dreams about bebop
...fingerpainting
...black and white photography

...the smell of cinnamon
...dancing like an idiot
...a jukebox that still plays 45s
...cold gin, good cigars and an evenly matched game of pool
...women's tennis
...riding a bicycle on a clear night along lake michigan
...swearing in yiddish
...juggling
...unabashed smiles
...singing loud with friends
...being pampered when you're sick

...naked mancala
...kneading dough
...the smell of glossy printing
...being tickled with a dandelion
...laughing
...sleeping
...an ice-cold root beer after a long bike ride on a hot day
...being loved
...warm cookies and cold milk.
...being wanted
...being useful
...discovering that someone that you've had a crush on for twelve years but who was so completely out of your league that you didn't do anything about it has had a crush on you for twelve years
...chocolate-covered strawberries

...anything containing (or flavored with) raspberry and dark chocolate
...being around good friends
...snuggling with the one(s) you love
...knowing the computer program works the way you wrote it
...good seafood (and lots of it!)
...getting the job or project done
...hearing my daughter say "Daddy!" and seeign the smile on her face when she comes home from day care
...long wet kisses that last for hours
...hugs (and lots of 'em!)
...freshly brewed coffee
...mornings in a forest or on a lake

...seeing the words "PAID IN FULL" on a bill
...having the credit cards paid off
...Saturdays
...sleeping in
...being out camping
...being away from the hustle and bustle from city life
...chocolate ('nuff said!)
...a big, loving smile from your child
...the sound of snow falling at night
...a cool breeze on a hot day
...ice-cold strawberry Crush

...snuggling
...knowing you're right AND being able to prove it
...fresh-baked bread (hot) and butter
...a good night's sleep
...chocolate
...sex
...chocolate sex
...seeing someone you love and miss walking up the stairs towards you with a big grin at the airport
...love
...a love that's returned

...cheap flights to England
...cuddling - lying curled up on the sholder of one you love, and who loves you
...cuddling in bed late on a Saturday morning with the one you love
...music
...sex
...cookies
...chocolate
...a soft, warm, purring kitty lying by your side
...being held, tightly, simply because both people want to
...curling up on the grass in a patch of warm sunlight and taking a nap
...sitting in a tree, feeling the breeze go by, the texture of the bark, and the support of the tree
...lying in some grass, becoming a part of the earth for a while
...talking about everything and anything just because you can

...calmly believing that there is time
...wordless communication
...exploring how someone else works, both for similarities and differences
...a loving family
...effortless breathless romance
...bonfires, torches, and candlelight
...lakes, rivers, oceans, and streams
...a sky full of stars
...the divine
...the hugs, kisses, and delighted laughter of a child
...the kindness of strangers and teenagers
...the wisdom of the elderly and the poor
...sunlight dappling the leaves on a unique old tree
...sunset over the water
...lying naked in the sun
...floating beneath a full moon
...being sniffed by a deer
...thunderstorms

...an old joke told by a friend
...the smell of sunwarmed hair
...welcomed touch
...being listened to with someone's full enraptured attention
...being caught up in free live music
...hottubbing in February after a blizzard
...snuggling with my love
...spooning him to sleep
...being loved in return
...really good chocolate
...freedom

...a crisp autumn day in New England
...hot chocolate, cider, or tea when it's cold out
...a big, fluffy, squishy comforter
...travelling to new places
...being truely happy
...falling asleep/waking up in the arms of someone you love
...a deep, intense conversation
...sitting on top of 2 wheels and 100HP, seeing the curve in front of you, leaning into it while pressing on the inside handgrip to give just the right amount of countersteer as the fenceposts whip by you in a blur. You crank on the throttle as you exit the curve, upshift, take a deep breath as you notice the smell of freshly mown grass from the pasture on your right, and feel that the temperature has dropped five degrees as you notice cooler air blowing through your jacket.
...finishing any kind of major repair to a car or motorcycle, putting the key in it, and having it start and run.
...feeling surrounded by love

Thanks to all who answered the question the other day. I could not have come up with such an exquisite list all on my own. Few things in this world are better than all of you. :) -H...

(X-posted to maedbh7)
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