happy house

  • the exquisite smell of the earth at daybreak
  • aikido and kung fu
  • chipped potatoes
  • breaking trail in the snow
  • brain fitness
  • Trails Day
  • lofts, landings, and lookouts
  • carrying someone over a puddle
  • the fruit of a coffee plant, either a cherry or a berry
  • birds fluffing their feathers to preserve their body heat
  • pretending that other people like you
  • carrying all the groceries in from the car in one big trip
  • a luscious kiss
  • even-toed ungulates such as the ruminants, camels, pigs, and hippopotami

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