Tuesday, March 23, 2010

happiness today...

_instead of writing an essay, i took a walk. I took it to a book shop, and left it outside while i browsed, buried my nose in musty old books and inhaled their rich odor, filled with memories of bookshelves gone by. i picked up my walk again when i left the book shop, and took it toward Lancaster proper. (in other words the busiest part of Lancaster).

_i glimpsed the familiar faces of friends about town as they went about their daily lives...

_i randomly met an acquaintance on the street, and we decided to have coffee together, and talked about things. random things.

_making new friends (two of them, today, in fact)

_i sniffed the faint, sweet fragrance of a magnolia tree blossom, with the knowledge of Spring in its petals, in an old church courtyard, and smiled

_i saw a friend's face light up in recognition when she saw me, then continued about her life...

_gathering with young people intent on God. and learning, and laughing, and loving with them.

_singing with the music in my car, and remembering the happiness of the day.

2 comments:

Erin said...

happiness is my favorite <3

Aisha said...

mine too. :)