reverb 11: what I love in 400 words
This comes from Amy Oscar's #Decwriteo but also works for thinking about energy and where the best energies lay, in what inspires, energizes and "lights us up."
What lights you up? What turns you on? What makes you shiver with resonance? List the songs, the textures, the flavors, the experiences. The place that you’ll never forget. The scent, the color, the time of day, the tree, the activity… 400 words. Gush. Savor. Go. ~ Amy Oscar
I mentioned some of these in my who am I? reverb post, but when you're talking about things you love, you talk about them more than once.
My partner in love, my partner in crime, the love of my life, the way she reaches for my hand in the middle of the night to reassure her. My iPad, playing Angry Birds. Robots. I love cupcakes, cream cheese frosting and chocolate and peanut butter ice cream. I also love strawberry ice cream. I love music, especially singer/songwriter stuff like Ryan Adams, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Bon Iver but I also love Adele, Florence + Machine and rock like Foo Fighters, Audioslave and Red Hot Chili Peppers. I love Tazo black tea, Starbucks' cinnamon dolce latte, caramel frapuccino, and caramel machiatto. Really good pens, notebooks. Social media.The smell of air before it rains. Blue raspberry flavor. Skittles, starbursts, and gummy bears. Laughing really hard. Road trips. Eating great food. Tiramusu. Conversations with friends. Taking photographs. Pedicures. Cooking. Christmas lights. Wearing make-up, fake eyelashes. Fireworks. Driving with the windows down. Spotify. Learning new things. Jewelry. Fried pickles. Childhood pictures. Putting on jeans after being dressed up. Soup. Color palettes/schemes. Being goofy. Horror films. Brunch. Wrapping presents. Sleeping in. Days without plans. Crashing waves. Owls. The smell of cedar. Teal. Holding hands. Surprising people. Fresh (tableside) Guacamole. Chapstick. Lanterns. Vintage brooches. Hot showers. Listening to live music. Red wine. Going to the movies. Coffee mugs. Kissing. Reading books aloud. Dessert for breakfast. Cheering a team to victory. Watching the sky change colors. Sunset. Candlelight. Doing a good job and being recognized for it. Bacon. Gadgets. Cheese (it makes everything better). October. Aloe. Strawberries. Sleeping with the windows open. Egyptian cotton sheets. Bath Sheets. Keurig. My purple sweater. Peanut M & M's. Saying thank you. Manners. Gone With the Wind. Meeting new people. Trying food I've never had before. Finding recipes. Eating dinner at my favorite local Mexican place. Bowling. The "chalice sauce" from a local kabob house. Finding money in the laundry. Discovering new blogs to read. Being inspired. Helping students with their writing. Meditating. Flip-flops and my winter flip-flops: clogs. Netflix. Top Chef. Remembering. Singing off-key. Poetry. Board & trivia games. Museums. Repurposing/Recycling. Random acts of kindness. Smiling. Magnolia trees. Dragonflies. Lake of the Woods. Kitchens. Adobe Lightroom. My wedding day. Aviaries at Galt House in Louisville, Ky. Cards for no reason. Great phone calls. Microfiber cloths. Garlic. New Year's Eve, which I spend with Brianne and her family. Feeling connected. Receiving an invitation. Amazon.com, inside jokes. Being in love.