There is not enough giddy joy and absurdity in the world.
Well, there probably is, but it takes special eyes to see it. Thalia and I started this Club with the idea of training ourselves to look for that angle of wonder and adventure, but somewhere along the way it seems to have gotten slightly lost.
So, as a round-about way of getting back, I present . . . . AWESOMENESS!
Here are a few of the awesome things that I have seen or observed, online or in real life, in the past few weeks.
- Last week I set my requirements for a personal library. I forgot to mention a slide.
- Storm clouds are exhilarating. There is nothing like racing a thunders storm across the desert towards mountains.
- Clouds are really strange and fascinating.
- So are windmills.
- Grocery store cashiers can be pretty darling. They might be the new
bar tenderspsychologists, in a really short-and-sweet way. Have you ever found yourself moaning about something in brief to the cashier, and he or she moans with you and then encourages with a simple “You’ll be all right, sweetie!” as they hand you your bags and send you out the door? Oddly, I never see that same cashier again . . .
- Carnivals. The kind that set up in grassy, abandoned lots, and that moms never let us go to when we are little. The kind that sways a bit in the breeze. They are amazing. I kicked my feet like a three-year old and was intensely glad that none of my students could see me.
- “Instagram”. I just discovered it, and the level of pretension inherent amuses me to no end.
- Alcoholic juicy-juice! Well, alcohol in a little box with a straw like juicy-juice. This is apparently common in Korea, and it is called “boxed sujo”. Why have I never been to this magical country?
- Star Wars, as it might have been written by Shakespeare. This is brought to us by the same people who did “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, so I reserve judgement. But the theory is the personification of awesomeness. As much as a theory can be a personification. Be quiet and go read the excerpt!