In honor of Valentine's Day I thought I'd try to think of 10 things I love. I'm not counting people because that would wipe out all 10 spots if I did that.
1. My computer!
Without it I wouldn't be able to blog or Skype and I can't go a day without that. (I should have just made this category TECHNOLOGY because I'm falling in love with my Kindle now, too.)
Art just looked over my shoulder and said, "Aren't you going to list your camera?"
To which I said, "I'll do your 10 tomorrow."
2. Chocolate (DARK)
3. Japanese food
Misoyaki butterfish, sushi, namasu (pickled veggies), mochi (glutinous rice)... I love them all, but not natto (fermented stinky soybeans), sashimi (raw fish) or a few other things that my mother and Art happen to love.
4. Solar Panels
(I loved our last $30.00 electric bill) and all other energy saving devices including the Prius.
5. National Parks
I'm looking forward to going back to Yellowstone and Glacier again, especially since we'll be taking KC and Tiffany with us this time. The photo above was taken at Sequoia National Park with Tif and Jon.
I love the euphoria that spring brings and miss it here in Hawaii. I remember the smell of spring, the beauty of spring, the exuberance of spring, the feel of spring. This April photo was taken under the cherry blossoms in Vancouver, Canada as we were being showered by its petals. It's called hanafubuki (flower blizzard) in Japanese. Mom said she could die peacefully after having felt the delirious, swirling joy of the experience.
I guess that's why I love the national parks so much.
8. Illinois because of all the people and places I love there. It will always be my home away from home.
9. My eco-bags that dangle from my backpack
I use them ALL the time.
I love meeting people and seeing beauty around the world. I really feel that talking to people with different backgrounds and ideas opens your mind to understanding.
So what things do you love?
Happy Valentine's Day, everybody!