Friday, June 26, 2009
Life I Love You--All is Groovy!
I heard this line today in one of my favorite Simon and Garfunkel songs, and it helped to put things in perspective. I am one of those people who can get caught in the rut of focusing on the negative: bills, broken lawnmower, deaths of seventies icons which suddenly remind me that I am not young. I could spend all day listing things that bum me out. And some days, I do.
But Paul Simon has reminded me that there are lots of things to love about life, and I'd better start acknowledging those if I want to reclaim the groovy feeling that was once much easier to come by.
Here are five just off the top of my head:
My sons, whose summer-blond hair makes them even handsomer than they were before.
The cooler air which is relieving a parched Chicago this evening.
The books (hopefully lots of them) that I'll read this summer.
The green, green grass in my back yard (and because of my broken lawnmower, it's really long and lush. Thanks to you, too, torrential rains!)
The writing project that is by turns enraging and inspiring me.
What's groovy in your world?