Friday, November 04, 2011

WARNING: The following post contains 'feelings'

I don't actually enjoy blogging about how I feel unless its like, political or religious or something because hey! Unpopular opinions and obnoxious proclamations are what the internet's for, right?

Right.

But then I was like 'Oh. I'm actually happy for no identifiable reason and it feels pretty good.' And it reminded me of this poem I really like by Wendy Cope (who was born just down the road from me, don'cha know!) called 'The Orange' which I think is apt because it's entirely lovely and made me realise, once upon a time, not to take things for granted.

Anyway, I'm putting it on here so that we can have some niceness on the internet because I wish we could all just get along like we used to in middle school.

At lunchtime I bought a huge orange
The size of it made us all laugh.
I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave-
They got quarters and I had a half.

And that orange, it made me so happy,
As ordinary things often do
Just lately. The shopping. A walk in the park.
This peace and contentment. It's new.

The rest of the day was quite easy.
I did all the jobs on my list
And enjoyed them and had some time over.
I love you. I'm glad I exist.

Now. Wasn't that just heartwarming?

You can buy more of Wendy Cope's writing here and I would strongly suggest that you do.