Weekly Thanksgivings #11

morning coffee – before-bed-tea – brunch – buttery toast and eggs (simple honest food -the way it should be) – meeting the effervescent Johanna for brunch – new friends – and birthday parties – with cake – my so-very-nearly-80-year-old grandmother (with the requisite wisdom, yet none of the grey hair, to prove it) – the Central line – and the way it feels somehow different – the Met line – and the way it feels somehow new – returning to the National Theatre after years of absence – to see the most touching and laughter-inducing play – a handsome friend for company – walnuts as an interval snack – said friend jumping on the tube to shower me with money – and the giggles that ensued – funny looks from strangers – the promise of Lisbon – the sense of peace that comes from climbing up Primrose Hill on a windy noon – simple earrings – a warm coat – burning candles – buskers – good and bad – because their courage is the most touching thing – community choir – the aunt who loves to sing – people who dance in public as if no-one were watching – Great House: A Novel – spending lunch in a bookstore – hope – summer travel plans – long walks with my parents – moving offices – the simple joy in packing up your desk, knowing it is not a goodbye but a continuation – my sister’s laugh in my ear – the familiar cut-out of the city skyline – the familiar cut-out of naked winter trees – a house the colour of pepto-bismol – friendly black cats on the street – being busy – the feeling that 2014 is off to a good start – and, that I, as a person, am okay. Not perfect, but really okay. 

What are you thankful for?

  • Anon

    even your little vignettes of life and what to be thankful for are written with such nice prose. keep writing sister!

  • Before-bed-tea, lunch in a bookstore, long walks with parents. Yes yes and yes.

  • A warm bed and chocolate pancakes 🙂

  • Dania

    Lisbon is beautiful! Are you going to go there??? 😀

  • Lovely.
    I am thankful for having weekends off this month, for having the luxury of living with my parents at the moment for very very very cheap, thankful for my car and my job! So many things.
    <3
    N xo