Sunday, August 1, 2010

Small, Good Things

Why is life worth living? It's a very good question. Um...Well, There are certain things I guess that make it worthwhile. uh...Like what... okay...um...For me, uh... ooh... I would say ... what, Groucho Marx, to name one thing... uh...um... and Willie Mays... and um ... the 2nd movement of the Jupiter Symphony ... and um... Louis Armstrong, recording of Potato Head Blues ... um ... Swedish movies, naturally ... Sentimental Education by Flaubert ... uh... Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra ... um ... those incredible Apples and Pears by Cezanne... uh...the crabs at Sam Wo's... uh... Tracy's face ..
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Obviously, that's Manhattan.

A few: the smell of a new shower curtain; a crushed basil leaf at a farmer's market; the last page of The Great Gatsby; all of Pink Moon; October on Madison Avenue; sense memory especially smells; maple bars from Red's Donuts; Chopin's Etude in E Major; my grandparents' honeymoon photos.

To be continued...

5 comments:

Shelly said...

hmmh... foie gras, the great head trail in Acadia National Park, big white oriental lilies that smell like ginger and jasmine, red wine, kittens (which are, sadly, not compatible with lilies), Hemingway's A Movable Feast, strong tea and toast on a cold Sunday morning...

Sadie Stein Blog said...

@Shelly Lovely, thanks!

L. said...

Nina Simone, my cat, Michelangelo AND Barnett Newman, Cantillon Gueuze, a really good taco, Spring and All, oxycodone, South Florida in the fall, Eastern Oregon in the summer, Portland in the spring. I need to be reminded of these things in the winter.

Wowsers said...

Clear (see-through) umbrellas

Ariela said...

the sound of the orchestra tuning just before the curtain goes up!