happy house

  • seeing the Moses by Michelangelo in Rome
  • not getting any crank calls
  • the art of children and their notes and doodles
  • what kind of weather you'd be
  • wholesale boxes of Hershey Bars, Milky Ways, and Tootsie Rolls
  • a new sleeping bag
  • decorating in "early Holiday Inn"
  • watching kids open presents
  • icefields of the Canadian Rockies
  • positive emotions as a means to leading a better life
  • honoring binding agreements
  • jeans and a thick Irish sweater
  • encountering some subtle phenomenon of nature - a cobweb trembling at sunrise, a banana slug making slow progress across a fallen branch
  • sitting on an Anguillian beach the color and consistency of confectioners' sugar

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