Friday Thoughts

So I’ve been thinking . . . about chicken and waffles* Spring Fever. And I have it. I’m done with winter. Thank you.

So I’ve been thinking . . . about chicken and waffles* Spring Fever. And I have it. I’m done with winter. Thank you.

I long to be surrounded by flowers blooming; I dream of basking in sunny days with the crispness of spring in the air; I have that wanderlust in my soul. Good thing I’m heading off to New York again. Planning on going to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens for the cherry blossoms.

Of course, spring fever makes me think of Spring Cleaning, which I desperately need to do in my currently cluttered guest room. So between my April travels, writing, and working, I will be tackling that darn room once and for all.

What are your plans for Spring? How do you celebrate the season?

And another thing (or two or five) . . .

I’ve been reading . . . Gratitude by Oliver Sacks. The book consists of four short essays he wrote shortly before his death. So sweet and thoughtful. It was just what I needed this week. My favorite essay is “My Own Life.” Love these lines: I cannot pretend I am without fear. But the predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world . . . Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege.

I’ve been watching . . . Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures. Just watched this documentary about photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. What a truly talented photographer. He made a singular object so stunning. True art. AND . . .

Just one week until Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!!! Guess you know what I will be doing next Friday. (16 more days until Game of Thrones.)

I’ve been listening to . . . Gwen Stefani still. And back to listening to some Andrew Bird. Seeing him in concert tonight!

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

(Image by Ela Aktay.)

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