The texture of potential
This picture is on my computer screen saver right now. It’s not an extraordinary photograph but it contains everything I like: a coaster for my coffee, a cup with cats on it, light for reading, and an image-within-an-image of sunshine.
When I view it, I enjoy its textures: the roughness of the sandstone block, the glossiness of the ceramic, the coolness of the stone lamp base, the deep smooth of the leather insert.
I taste the coffee on my tongue and relish the potential of the pen collection. What can I make today?
When we pay attention, pleasures do not need to be dramatic. Sometimes the commonplace suits, just fine!
I am neither an optimist nor pessimist,
but a possibilist.
Hey, I just got a new cup with cats on it for Christmas!
Pleasures can be commonplace, and they do not have to be expensive, either.