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July 5, 2012

tiny beautiful things, part 1 of 1,000. in list form, of course.

1. this list from nora ephron, which inspired me to write my own. (i found myself nodding over and over at both parts of hers. we agree on many things, especially our love for bacon, fireworks, laughing, and twinkle lights.)

what i won't miss

humidity
dusting
asthma
people without manners 
people without warmth
the brutal parts of chicago summers and winters
clowns
beauty magazines
tabloids
taxes
mushrooms 
high heels
bees/wasps/anything that stings
allergies
lactose intolerance
the cta
sunburn 
tardiness
people who talk at the art institute


what i will miss

baseball
babies
sunday mass followed by big breakfasts
breakfast in bed
reading in bed
steak tacos and lime margaritas on the rocks
dogs
cats
people full of warmth
hot baths
farmers' markets
sam cooke
kisses
it's a wonderful life
running
sunday football 
pedicures
sausage and peppers from tufano's
curling my eyelashes
kentucky
lilacs
pink and white tulips 
lemon cheesecake
the things they carried
the godfather (not part III) 
new york
italy 
pepperoni pizza and root beer
spring and fall in chicago
e.e. cummings 
tea at molly's kitchen table
beers on anna's front porch
libraries
butterflies
chili
onions 
christmas cards
having my hair cut
gardens 
plays
peanut butter
pumpkin pie
grilled cheese
sandwiches of all kinds 
rainy afternoons at the art institute
martha stewart
the way a hardware store smells
and this from john steinbeck: "don't worry about losing. if it is right, it happens—the main thing is not to hurry. nothing good gets away." 

nothing good gets away. i will carry this prayer in my pocket.

2. this article about a women's running club in texas. a strong reminder of the power of female friendships. and just how healing both they and running can be.

3. plans, plans, plans. having things on the books. i cherish this.


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