I cannot keep up with all the greetings, but thank you so much. It is always a warm feeling to know that you are remembered.
I woke up in the most beautiful manner today. It was soft and slow, surely not like the way it had been in the last four years. Work and school always forced me out of bed then, but today, I can stay as long in it as I want.
I also got to french press my own freshly ground Kona beans, so coffee today is simply delicious. It isn’t instant, or rushed, and no incidence of me getting mad at my brewer for taking too long that I’d be stressed about either being sleepy or late for class.
I am also surrounded by 5 different books. Well at least 3 physical ones, and 2 virtual copies from my Kindle. I just plan to read and read today, without thinking of deadlines. Freed from the chains of school requirements means extra, extra joy. (For even with obligations and all, it never completely took away my joy in reading and learning.)
The day is yet to unfold, but I am enjoying every moment. It was first spent with my husband, as we hugged and thanked the Lord for each other, and for the plain awesomeness of having exactly the same birthday as our favorite person in the world. Now that he’s at work, my blessedness in God’s presence continues and in this I’d like to linger. Even before I can begin a new season, let me bide my time in the peacefulness of this transition.
…Alia had brains, she would be alright.~ Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children
“But, but,” Alia said, “Nobody ever married a book.
Now, returning, he saw through travelled eyes.~ Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children