Yesterday was the one of the best days I've ever had! It was totally ordinary but it was such a good day!
I woke up and realized I didn't have milk for my coffee, so I went to the
corner store to get milk and bagels for Katy and I for breakfast. On my
way out, I noticed the package list on our notice board. I saw my last
name but thought, what the hell is wrong with my name??? It read: A. H.G. Davis. I knew immediately it was a package from Melissa! Who else would write "Holy Ghost" for my middle name? YAY!!!
Then on my way to class I saw the most beautiful woman I had ever seen.
She was an older black woman, maybe in her 60s, wearing very natural clothing and the
perfect most beautifully groomed and styled afro I have ever seen, made
all the more beautiful by the silvery gleam of her curls. I was awed.
In my first class, Maria walked in wearing yellow jeans. I'm going
to refer to the color as "maize" because it was literally the nicest yellow I
have ever seen. This was made all the more spectacular by the sheer courage
Maria had to wear brightly colored pants. I was overwhelmed by the
color and her courage. Amazing.
On my way to my second
class, I saw the second most beautiful woman in the world: again an
older black woman (again probably in her 60s) wearing lose-fitting
clothing. Her beautiful silver hair was cropped close and she had a
cloth band wrapped around her hairline. I have now decided older black
women with silver hair are the most beautiful women in the world.
My archaeology class made me realize how thoroughly lacking in
anthropological/archaeological theory I am, yet I am very excited
(ravenous, really) to learn more.
I returned back to the
room to the glorious smell of homemade honey-wheat bread baking away in
our bread-maker. Delicious. It made my tummy rumble.
Also, I've been approved for my extra loan and it looks like it will
actually be made available to me next week and not in 4 weeks like I was
thinking it would. I should double check on that though...
Dinner turned out to super delicious, too. I cooked up brown rice and lentils and mixed in some onion, green onion, green peppers, carrots (yes, I ate cooked carrots!), garlic, and a little bit of spicy seasonings, chili pepper, curry powder, paprika, and ground cloves. It smelled delicious AND tasted delicious! I was super proud of myself. I made it just in time for Rachel and Katy to get home from a short run!
Like I said, really a very ordinary day made
extraordinary simply by being aware of myself and my surroundings.