This is not so much an essay as it is a LIST. I love good music, nice instrumentals whether it’s a Fat Jon throwback or Mozart on deck. I love giving myself footbaths, soaking them in the sink with a Lush bath bomb tickling my feet while fizzling away. I love those Yeezy piano beats in SV’s SELFISH. I love big hugs and bigger I love you’s from my daughter. I love beautifully designed hotels and comfy hotel rooms that scream out, or sing out in a classy way, SWANKY. Vdara, yo. I love Bruno Mars’ womp..I want to steal ?uestlove’s afro pick and stick it in Brunzi’s hair. I love the smell and the sound of ocean waves beating against the rocks. I love Mos Def and Talib Kweli..oh yeah, I guess that makes BLACKSTAR. I love the view of the stars, and maybe I can reach them someday since the sky is the limit. I love flowers, I want to make flower crowns, paint flower pictures, and make flower bouquets – but wait, I can’t say I want to learn all the names. I got the basics down: roses, sunflowers, tulips, lily of the valley. I love Macklemore for his positive mainstream music and damn I want to go thrift shopping with him for reals. I love strawberries, the sweet, red fruit of the summer and the sick ass beat Freddie Joachim made to go with it. How can I make an I LOVE list without mentioning my family members? Of course I love my daughter, my mom, my dad, my bro, and “all my family” to the moon and back a hundred times – the sentiment is there, don’t be thrown off by the lack of vocalization. I love my glasses, oh how I can see clearly now .. (the rain ain’t gone though). I really love those Oddisee instrumentals, they sound so majestic like I could almost go for a run, maybe a run with my eyes closed and let the magic of the music fly me through to the destination of happiness and relief. You know what I love? Local businesses that sell me fish and chips, that use locally sourced ingredients, that offer goods in exchange for a better world. You know what I love? Local businesses that make hot chocolate out of in-house made chocolate. I LOVE hot chocolate. I made my own tonight and it was divine. Melted Toblerone on oil then added almond milk. Oooh it was real good. I mean if you could go and buy heaven flavour, that might be it cuz we all know Heaven probably tastes like chocolate. I love vegan pizza from Vegan Pizza House. I love the colour of the sky when it turns reddish purplish, it makes for a beautiful sunset and it is an indicator that the next day will be sunny too. I love. I love love. I love YO YO MA. I just dig classical, it makes everyday life look beautiful. I love art. I wish Georgia O’keeffe was alive so I could track her down and make her be my mentor. I love how Georgia loved nature. I love sunflowers. I told Mary my favourite hymn when I was a kid was “like a sunflower, I follow every movement of the sun, so I turn towards you and follow you my God”. I love spices and oils, they are like the toiletries of food. And Lord knows, I LOVE toiletries. Al Green. I love Al Green. How come I don’t have any of his cds? I love nature. I want to breathe in the trees. Maybe I even want to live in them. I want to sleep on the beach and use torches as my light. I love beaches at dawn and beaches at dusk when the sun, clouds, and sky meld together in colour – the view is like a beautiful, live painting. You can experience the definition of exotic while in the midst of a sunrise or sunset. I love taking pictures – the hobby started when I found the macro button. Photo taking is like writing – using a medium to soak up and poetically explain a message; hopefully a beautiful message. And writing? I do love to write. So much so that I try to avoid it.
March 28, 2014