Ever been shiny, golden, glittery — the top of the social media set? Ever had a day go almost perfectly? Ever felt like the sun was shining just for you? Bet it’s happened at least one time. It’s usually something like this . . .
Every conversation is just the right amounts of smart and witty. Every word communicates and moves to action in a nice way. Everyone seems so appealing. Caffeine and chocolate aren’t necessary, but they’re available. Cooperation is the weather all day.
Ideas appear without reaching, like poetry in motion.
Everything anyone touches turns golden. People behave in the most extraordinarily generous fashion. Even that guy you dislike looks to be doing things right.
It’s a symphony. Hmmm. You check that you’ve not fallen asleep laughing.
Life is a breeze, piece of cake, easy as pie. Wishes are horses and beggars are riding.
Except, of course, for the traffic or the slow Internet connection. But who cares about those? Really.
It seems only right to savor a day like that.
Actually, it seems only right to savor every day. I mean really.
Imagine kicking back with the ones who fit this description . . .
. . . our understanding of each other
had reached that sweet depth
where two people
communicate more often in silence than in words;
an affectionate quietness replaces the tensions,
the unrelaxed chatter and chasing about
that produce a friendship’s more showy,
more, in the surface sense,
–Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
. . . the ones who listen to what we’re not saying.
We don’t need to be shiny.
It’s the dull old bears that we hold onto.
Are you listening?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
Work with Liz!!