Tag Archives: joy

celebration, at long last.

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( festive artwork that was a precursor to the night’s joyful celebration)

seeing this painting upon entering the room

where my dear friend

finally had the chance

to have the wedding she’d always wanted

delayed by two long years of pandemic

i knew it would be a memorable celebration

 that really lived up to the artist’s vision

and then some.

“all great celebrations break away from the mundane.” 

-jessica marie baumgartner

whimsy’s on its way.

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note to this townie and his car

who’ve made so many smile:

Shout out to the person driving the smart car that looks like a little tykes cozy coupe! 

Everyone loves it and it brings all of the smiles and laughs every time you are spotted! 🙂

 

“whimsy doesn’t care if you are the driver or the passenger; all that matters is that you are on your way.”

-bob goff

wonderland.

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stopping by this amazing wonderland of a store

 was like stepping right into willie wonka’s factory

all joy and color

 sweets of every kind and shape and size

old favorites, new delightful unusual treats

happiest place in town

nothing was impossible.

 

 “Mr. Willy Wonka can make marshmallows that taste of violets, and rich caramels that change color every ten seconds as you suck them, and little feathery sweets that melt away deliciously the moment you put them between your lips. He can make chewing-gum that never loses its taste, and sugar balloons that you can blow up to enormous sizes before you pop them with a pin and gobble them up. And, by a most secret method, he can make lovely blue birds’ eggs with black spots on them, and when you put one of these in your mouth, it gradually gets smaller and smaller until suddenly there is nothing left except a tiny little dark red sugary baby bird sitting on the tip of your tongue.”

-Roald Dahl, ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’.

 

a thousand delicate joys.

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out for a family stroll

 

“walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things.

it is the one way of freedom.

if you go to a place on anything but your own feet

you are taken there too fast,

and miss a thousand delicate joys

that were waiting for you by the wayside. “

-elizabeth von arnim

weekend.

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happy to tell the kinder

 there would be 2 stay-home days – a weekend

saturday and sunday

 we’d all be back together again on monday

one asked –

‘do you know that friday is already the weekend?’

indeed

i love that way of thinking

this one will live a long and happy life.

when does your weekend start?

“every day is a gift. but some days are packaged better.”

-sanhita baruah

 

 

 

image credit: google images

more about boxes – joy edition.

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after my recent post about those who ‘keep boxes’

my longtime friend, a brilliant apple systems engineer

texted this mind-blowing response to me:

“thought you might like to know that the apple engineers designed the iphone box

so that the amount of time it takes to lift the top off is 4 seconds –

just because their research showed

that it was the amount of anticipation that gave the recipient the most joy”

“i have drunken deep of joy, and I will taste no other wine tonight.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

 

there will be bands and dancing.

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dear ann arbor family –

see you in the fall

there will be bands & dancing as we reunite eventually. 

thank you, roos roost coffee. 

i really appreciate you

for filling us with coffee and optimism.

 

“joy weathers any storm: happiness rides the waves.”

-todd stocker