Sunday, July 03, 2005

Happiness is...

(An occasional series)


  • thunder rolling through the afternoon
  • rainstorms
  • oreo pie
  • teaching
  • smiles from refugees
  • learning to say "Hello" in 32 different languages
  • West Wing Season One
  • Carrie Newcomer singing in a candle-lit chapel during a tornado...salve for a soul rubbed raw
  • farms
  • rain
  • laughter
  • listening to hear the stories
  • someone who listens to hear my own
  • simplicity
  • a third way - not an edge and not the middle, but something else altogether
  • the (sometimes excruciating) process of finding words
  • iTunes, spinach dip, and a nap after work
  • eating together
  • longing...because in longing we know we are alive and unfinished
  • Afghan food
  • friends nearby and friends far away

4 comments:

Erin M. said...

Dana,

In the midst of watching my grandfather near death, and with the fingertips of Dennis nearing my home, it is good to remember the peace of a thunderstorm. Slivers of happiness in the scary and sad times.

I miss you.

Erudite Redneck said...

Oreo pie?

What? Please explain.

Dana said...

oh, oreo pie! they're in the freezer at the grocery store, an oreo cookie crust filled with some whipped, creamy, cookie-filled mixture and topped with lots of whipped cream. And oreo pie = happiness.

Erudite Redneck said...

Thanks. I'll look for one!