Monday, January 4, 2021

Simple Pleasures


Other than the time in the Army, I’ve always lived within sight of, or in, mountains. Seeing them always gives my spirits a lift. Not seeing them last summer and fall during the horrific wildfire smoke was depressing.

This must be a philosophical morning because I’m thinking of the small pleasures in my life.

.Seeing the mountains.

.Watching Banner enjoying our walks.

.A good cup of coffee.

.My sons sharing their small life victories with me.

The large events going on, stolen elections, wearing filthy rags over my mouth, overreaching government officials, etc., are largely beyond my control.  I need to enjoy the small pleasures as they come.


drjim said...

Good point. Sometimes the little things can drive you nuts, but then there's times when they seem to be the only "glue" holding things together...

Well Seasoned Fool said...

I needed to decompress. The past two days had minor incidences with authorities that pissed me off. One was a small town cop who didn't want to investigate a comatose man 1/2 block outside his jurisdiction.

drjim said...

I saw things like that back in SoCal. Unless the cops were in "hot pursuit", they hit their brakes at the city limits. Torrance PD and LAPD weren't exactly on the friendliest terms, and the section of Western Ave that ran through Torrance, but was "owned" by the City of L.A., was always a sore spot between agencies. The Torrance PD would sit on "their" side of Western Ave watching crimes being committed, and would do nothing, waiting for the LAPD to show up.

Old NFO said...

Yep, always the little things that are the 'basis' of our reality... Often ignored, but they are there.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Just what I was reminded of this morning.

Some think I overreacted and they may be correct. Doesn't change my opinion of the smug asshole I spoke with.

Coffeypot said...

I agree, it is the little things we take for granted but miss the most when they are gone. And it is hard to be down when there is a good dog around.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Banner is always good for a smile and chuckle.