One Day of No Distractions

¬†“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.”

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