“If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.”
I know, a Love Actually quote?What can I say, I’m a cheeseball nowadays.
A very present cheeseball.
Today, I drove back to NYC from CT and didn’t listen to a podcast or the radio. Instead, I saw trees of green flanking the highways. I called my big sister and learned something new about her life.
Then on the subway, I didn’t bring a book. Instead, I chatted with the smiling men who sold me potato chips at the kiosk in the tunnel between my subway lines. I watched kids licking the very last drops of ice cream from 16 Handles tubs the size of their faces. I observed strangers in random discussion laughing like friends. I saw couples leaning casually against each other. I dropped all the single dollars in my worn wallet on hippies playing music. I swooned over smushy-faced dogs, and snooped the spines of the hardcovers around me.
“And I think to myself: what a wonderful world.”