The End of the Blog of Delights

I started this blog a year ago and sort of kept it up. I feel accomplished that I didn’t abandon it, especially on days I was languishing. After all, even Ross Gay didn’t list a delight every day in The Book of Delights.

I think the blog has helped me become more aware of the delights in my life and I won’t abandon looking for them and even writing about them sometimes — most likely on Clutch Cargo Lips.

Delights today included:

  • An email from a book group member whose turn it is to host next month. She chose Aimee Nezhukumatathil‘s World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments, a book I mentioned early on in this blog and said I thought I’d read it after attending a Zoom “conversation” between Gay and Nezhukumatathil. In a way, my reading will have come full-circle.
  • Walking downstairs after waking up and seeing that Dean had put Happy Birthday by the Beatles on loop on the kitchen Echo device.
  • A delightful email from my son’s delightful future mother-in-law (also my future daughter-in-law’s mother).
  • Texts and messages from friends
  • Discovering that contrary to what I was recently told, my grandparent’s cabin in Chetek is still standing.
  • A visit to downtown Bethesda that, while maybe not delightful was not dreadful
  • Dean’s gift to me: a Notorious RBG bobblehead
  • A delightful visit with Andrew and Alex
  • Discovering that turning 65 is not as bad as it seems

2 thoughts on “The End of the Blog of Delights

  1. I love your two bobbleheads. And your birthday sounded as if it was full of delights. What a perfect way to end this blog. I have both thoroughly enjoyed it, and ardently admired your dedication and discipline in writing it. Well done!

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