Raindrops on roses
and whiskers on kittens,
bright copper kettles
and warm woolen mittens…
So sings Fraulein Maria in one of my favorite movies, The Sound of Music.
Here are a few of my favorite things (they don’t rhyme, but oh well):
The Sound of Music. Mary Poppins. Julie Andrews. Les Miserables. Rent. Musical Theatre. Bittersweet movies. Mr. Holland’s Opus. Amelie. Bella. Good fiction. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Christy by Catherine Marshall. Le Petit Prince. Kate Chopin. Feminist memoir. poetry. writing poetry. Elizabeth Bishop’s “Sestina.” textures of words. colors. all things blue. classical music. singing in the shower. a good cup of tea. England. the Bronte sisters (all three). Bovril. Matilda by Roald Dahl. Children’s characters. Snoopy. Paddington Bear. Lowly Worm from Richard Scarry. Cookie Monster. Sesame Street in general. Children’s public television. Zoom!. trying things at home. plant biology. gerbera daisies. cherry blossoms. spring in my backyard. drawing and painting. quality art supplies. prismacolor soft pencils. putty erasers. sakura micron pens. digital photography. my nikon d50. natural sunlight. making things. working wire jewelry. starting knitting projects i never finish. baking cookies and cakes that i don’t eat. cooking for myself. packing cute lunches (bento-style). soupy noodles. seafood. sleeping in. singing in the shower. praying.
And some things I don’t like:
mangoes. cheesecake. Jane Austen. high heels. makeup. chocolate (though once in a while i decide i want some). coffee. dark rooms. graphic on-screen violence. painted faces and masks. arguing with people. snakes and other wormy things. biking in the rain. egg yolks. excessive noise. out-of-tune instruments. itchy turtleneck sweaters. shoe shopping. cleaning of any sort.
So there’s a bit of me.
What are your favorite things?