1. The Sound of Music, my favorite musical (a song from which inspired this blog)
  2. I love giving presents. It’s so much fun to pick out just the perfect thing for someone, something that really fits their personality, their likes, their passions.
  3. Reading! Right now I’m reading Dialogue on the Infinity of Love, by Tullia d’Aragona, a 16th century Venetian courtesan; I’m also re-reading Mister God, This is Anna, by Fynn, a book that had a huge effect on my spiritual self when I was a teenager.
  4. Music! I have a very eclectic taste in music. I love my iPod. What’s playing right now? “Too Sick to Pray” by A3; next up on the playlist is “Kidda,” a middle-eastern song by Natacha Atlas. Followed by “Obla di Obla da” by the Beatles, of course.
  5. Really ripe strawberries.
  6. Escaping to the mountains with my little family, no cell phone, no computer, just nature and a nice fire in the fireplace and playing cribbage and doing puzzles.
  7. Writing! I love writing about so many things, from researching serious topics, to fiction, to writing haiku. My latest haiku effort:

smoke curls into light
buttery, still light; content
peaceful moment sigh

  1. Friendly, intelligent discussion.
  2. Wriggling my toes in the grass, smelling the trees and the clouds.
  3. Really wonderful, passionate sex — enthusiasm is what I love most. (I did mention that this list isn’t in order? 🙂
  4. Sleeping as late as I want to.
  5. My antique bed with the Tempurpedic mattress. I do quite a few of my favorite things there. 🙂
  6. Getting to know new people, making connections, finding things we have in common, laughing, sharing thoughts, realizing we’re more alike than we might have thought.
  7. Curling up on the couch with a nice hot cup of Irish Breakfast Tea (two sugars, a good splash of milk), watching a good movie I haven’t seen in a long time.
  8. My cats (Gwennie, Patches, and Jack) and my dogs (Tish and Sugar). I love my furry people, who remind me the true meaning of unconditional love.

What are some of your favorite things? Email me and let’s talk about it!

B. ;-*