Monday, November 3, 2008

Thankful... (11/03/08)

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Today I am thankful for...

... the warmth of that first cup of coffee in the morning.

... the chill of the air when I throw back the covers.

... the creaks... squeaks... cracks... moans... and groans of that first real stretch of the day.

... the smile that the second cup of coffee brings.

... the chime of my Mac, when it starts up for the day.

... bowls of hot oatmeal with drizzles of pure maple syrup - on cold autumn mornings.

... the sounds of my Barred Owl calling in the night...

... and our murder of Crows... calling throughout the day.

... busy squirrels on my roof... making more noise than any of the neighbors ever could.

... strong gusts of wind pushing against the walls of the house... causing creaks and squeaks and moans and groans.

... gray days leading into dark afternoons.

... (the "quiet" of such moments).

... a small fridge full of apples and 35mm film.

... my cameras and tripod next to me... ready to go.

... 4GB compact flash cards being too small... (and thus the need for more of them).

... hundreds of photos waiting for processing in CDPP and Photoshop CS3.

... Colony Pizza on Myrtle Ave in Stamford.

... "Stinger" pizzas.

... seeing my dad for the first time in over a year.

... spending a night with a couple dozen drag-queens.

... old Golden Retrievers next to two-and-a-half month old Golden Retrievers.

... "not drinking" (it has been eight months now).

... cravings for Guinness.

... the Colts beating the Patriots.

... "House" being on every night.

... the third cup of coffee of the day.

... the writings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

... clean bedrooms.

... messy bedrooms.

... very messy bedrooms.

... missing gloves.

... this past Halloween having been Holly's and my 12th anniversary together.

... (12 amazing years).

... The Cure's new album finally being released.

... Moleskine journals.

... knowing that Election Day is tomorrow.

... knowing that in less than two weeks I'll be in NYC visiting van Gogh and Míro at the MoMA.

... Thanksgiving being just a few weeks away.

... Christmas being next month.

... "2008" drawing to a close.

... thoughts of the future.

... ideas for photo projects.

... plans to go to art school in NY - 15 years late (Hey... better 'late' than 'never').

... plans to expand...

... to grow...

... to prosper...

... in everything.

... Love.

... My family.

... My friends.

... My Self.

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