Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lists: Concepts I Love

This is my favorite of all my lists. To you, the items may just look like a hodgepodge of randomness, but for one reason or another, they just make me feel alive. I've tried to explain why I like them, so feel free to psychoanalyze me. I'm sure you'll be exactly right.

A pencil sharpened at both ends-
I love the fact that there is no chance of erasing what you have written or drawn with a double-ended pencil. There's a kind of "no regrets/happy accidents" attitude about it.

Sitting on a suitcase to close it-
This is just so funny to me, and I have caught myself doing it so many times!

Eating icicles-
Nature's popsicle! I mean, c'mon!

Saying "good night" to someone you love-
It's so good to be in a relationship where no matter what differences you have during the day, you never go to bed without having them come to an understanding. "Good night" just seems to seal the deal without risking "I love you" being used as a throw-off phrase. It's just nice.

A wink from a crush-
A seriously solid wink from a seriously solid winker is unmatched. Even the art of winking without being a creep-o is amazing in itself.

Hotel Bibles (even better when stolen)-

Walking down the middle of an empty street-
Best when a one-way, brick road and walking against traffic.

Swallowing a bitter pill-
It sucks now, but it's gonna end up saving you.

Standing on an empty stage, facing an empty theatre-
indescribably powerful.

Losing a journal-
Just thinking about a stranger picking up your journal and reading something that you wouldn't usually tell even your best friends is so cool to me. I can't help but think the new owner would be able to learn something life-changing from reading it. It's like an book with one author and one reader.

Circling the answer to a math problem when the answer is "0"-
I have LOVED this ever since kindergarten because it looks like a Spaghetti-o. Profound, I know-probably the only positive experience I have gained from the subject of math--sans Mr. Wright's sixth period Algebra class, of course.

When it feels like it is raining harder when you are standing under a tree then out in the open because of the water dripping from the tree-

A bouquet of dandelions-
What jerk ever decided to classify dandelions as weeds? I love 'em!

Riding a swing at night-
It is one of the best feelings in the world to swing on a warm night and look up at the stars.

Porch swings-

Sending cookies to loved ones through the mail-

Eating groceries in the store before you have paid for them (but still paying for them!)-
I think my Aunt Anita is the first person I saw do this. It amazed me. I can't get enough of it. :)

Seeing or hearing the clunks of a train passing right by you, but hearing the whistle far in the distance.

And that's all for now.

1 comment:

  1. I love the empty stage one. I'm helping with the direction of a musical right now, and one night when everyone left practice I turned the lights off and took the liberty to perform to the [defenseless] auditorium. However liberating, I was constantly wondering about what I'd say to the cop who does rounds at night when he found me in there...