Things I love right now, on top of all the other stuff I always love:
Been watching the impeachment. From Camus, “All I ask is that, in the midst of a murderous world, we agree to reflect on murder and to make a choice. After that, we can distinguish those who accept the consequences of being murderers themselves or the accomplices of murderers, and those who refuse to do so with all their force and being. Since this terrible dividing line does actually exist, it will be a gain if it be clearly marked. … But I have always held that, if he who bases his hopes on human nature is a fool, he who gives up in the face of circumstances is a coward. And henceforth, the only honorable course will be to stake everything on a formidable gamble: that words are more powerful than munitions.” and “It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.”
Also, I love when you go from blue ink to black ink in a pen and you write random nonsense because it’s such a pleasure to watch the color change.
And I love ducks with snow on their bills trying to look cool when you approach them with your (obviously fierce) dog. And how they just mutter-quack-mutter as a flock with a low noise you can feel, and how your dog says, yeah, we’ll just let them be, and turns around.
This amazing website? App? that lets you listen to radio stations all over the world! I listened to Catalunyan radio stations from Barcelona and Basque radio stations from Bilbao. Bask in the warmth of people far away having spirited conversations and laughing in languages you don’t understand, and sharing news that’s important to them and music that they love. The map shows as a beautiful display of small green dots, and after seeing Covid maps for nearly a year, this is a tonic!
And it put me in mind of Radiooooo, this beautiful site that lets you find music from any where in the world at any time since 1900, and lets you pick slow, fast, or weird (of course I love that!). Been around a while, was free last I looked, and now looks less free, so I’m sorry about that.
Also I like dreams that turn out OK, even if it’s a small weird detail. I had a dream that Malcolm and David had a place to be, and Isaac and Clio I walked on the towpath at night, but it wasn’t the towpath we know and love, it had cathedral ceilings versions of trees. And then Isaac got sleepy and took a nap in the snow, and Clio ran around, and then we all just went home feeling really happy.
Also, I’m weirdly obsessed OBSESSED with this right now: