it's 3 A.M.
"everyone's asleep but i, said little Miss Muffet..."
the back door is opened and through the screen i can hear soft intermittent noises of rain drops landing on the pool cover with a quick little splat..
it's a soft raindrop noise that i have heard a million times in my lifetime, and it is calming to me, equivalent to someone stroking my hair as i begin to fall asleep.
at this very moment, i can smell that fresh after rain smell and along with hearing the raindrops- i let it have power over me. i am letting it soothe me, reminding me of good memories in my past, and bringing me a comforting feeling tonight...
even those who don't like to drink the brew can enjoy the aroma. it's like soaking in a hot bath as the water seduces me into it's soothing warmth....
there are many little things in life that bring me these kinds of moments... like the smell of popcorn when i first enter a theatre... or the gas fumes that reach my nostrils as i fill up my car... or the sound of thunder rolling in the distance....
how about a still evening of sitting on the porch and hearing dogs barking in the far distance, just loud enough to let me know I'm not alone, that there are other families and lives taking place right at the exact time i am sitting on my porch.
a favorite of mine is to hear the train's lonely whistle on the other side of town as it passes through.. and i can feel the gentle rhythmic rumble as it rolls down the tracks.. leaving me with a wild imagination as to where it is going and what adventures it's people will experience along the way.
there's alot to be said for the free pleasures in life such as these. i have always tried to appreciate that which gets taken for granted or overlooked.. to stop and smell the pizza per say..
i like to call these kinds of experiences the "making love to my senses" frEEbies, because in reality, they seduce and permeate each of them. it's like little fireworks going off in my ears and eyes and nose and what i feel because of that is orgasmic to me in a non sexual fashion. and hey- i can't get pregnant from it.
i urge you to take a listen and a looksie to your own surroundings. you too can truly enjoy the little things in life that bring such nice feelings that you don't have to pay tax on.