by Marcia Talley
Last night I had to turn off the television and retreat to a quiet chair where I curled up with my knitting. Has the world gone totally mad? At one point, I was counting stitches and found myself humming …
“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens …” from the Sound of Music. Maria sang this song to the children during a thunderstorm, you may recall, to help calm their fears.
“When the dog bites, when the bee stings,” the song continues, “When I'm feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things, And then I don't feel so bad.”
Here are some of mine:
Our little cottage in the Bahamas.
Walking on the beach in my bare feet.
Sailing to a quiet anchorage on Maryland's eastern shore.
Hanging out with my grandchildren.
To name just a few.
Tonight I’m going out to dinner with friends and will probably drink a little too much wine. And then, like Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney in the classic movie White Christmas, I plan to “fall asleep, counting my blessings.”
In these wild and crazy times, what “favorite things” do you turn to?