Top of the morning to you, my Dear Reader, in whichever corner of this resilient earth you currently inhabit.
I’m here in seasonably almost-frozen Pennsylvania, with this here hot mug of coffee in my sweet, wrinkled palm.
Today’s To-Do List is ample, with tasks both mundane and specialized.
But first, Mama Snap’s gotta take a moment for herself. And that has brought me here, to you.
. . .
I like emptiness.
Fresh starts. A new calendar page. A hardcover notebook whose spine remains uncracked.
I love games like Sim City, where there’s a vast expanse before me and I can thoughtfully tinker in trial and error.
It’s clean. Neat. Organized with grid-like roads and simple public service facilities.
So much room to grow.
. . .
I like quiet moments.
And they don’t even have to be silent. But I’m a girl who needs her time to recharge.
Music. Movies. Magazines.
On a Friday night in college, my roommate was just about to head out. In my loft-style bunk bed, I was cozied in with a veggie burger, fries, and Cinderella Man awaiting the play button. She seemed perplexed at the very idea of solitude. I was staying in? No one to see the experience other than me? No one to validate how cool or funny it was?
Nope. Just me and my pig snacks, and the magic of cinema.
And as she pulled the door shut behind her, she called out in a sing-song voice,”Make sure you do something fun!”
Uh, check, love. You’re lookin’ at it.
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I like the continuum.
I think about this planet, and the human species, and all we have discovered, accomplished, and overcome.
How much we have at our fingertips today, due to the sacrifice of others.
It’s not a miracle; it’s generations of study, practice, and vision.
And years from now, children will learn of the bizarre practices of the 21st century and say, “Could you imagine living back then?” And they’ll return to whatever invention they take for granted, and one we have yet to realize.
Because we are here but for a brief time.
Planting seeds. Singing songs. Embracing the struggle.
. . .
All things must pass.
. . .
SnapDragon is a delicate creature who does best with a steady diet of rock n’ roll.