Monday, March 18, 2013

Just A Perfect Day

"Just a perfect day
drink Sangria in the park
And then later
when it gets dark, we go home"

Lou Reed - Perfect Day

Sometimes it's just the little things that make me happy. 
Finding little lost treasures when cleaning the house. 
Seeing my two year olds eyes go wide with anticipation 
when he realizes he can have those hand puppets that 
have been lying in a closet for ages. Hearing a big 
'Weeeee!' when he bounces around the room, happy 
with his new toys. Playing endlessly with them, me - 
holding a french looking police man puppet - exclaiming ridiculous half-french sentences and 'parbleu!' and 
'affreux!', while he - holding a puppet of an old lady - 
giggles like a school girl. Simple moments, but oh, 
so precious...

Later that day I took my camera for a walk (I have a feeling it may become unhappy if I don't take it out regularly, or maybe that would be me) and that's when I found this. A little place of magic. 

I've passed that place so many times and it never occurred to me before to walk downhill a little, to check what's down there, closer to the stream. Now I'm glad I did. I felt like being in the Cambodian jungle again, only this time in my own back yard (not that I actually have a back yard, but it wasn't far and it sounds pretty good, don't you think?)

Some days are better for magic than others. This was a perfect day, finding treasures everywhere I looked. Imagining the end result, the way the photograph will be once I've sprinkled my own, personal magic over it. But isn't that what life is? A treasure for us all to see and experience in our own way? 

What makes you happy? Where or when do you find your magic? I'd love to hear from you!

Farewell, for now. Keep dreaming. xxx


  1. Awww, what lovely thoughts, Danny!
    I agree. It's often the little things that make me smile most. Hearing my favorite song on the radio... a surprise kiss from the guy I love... morning cuddles with the doggies... a pretty flower popping up in the garden... a smile from a stranger.
    Sweet dreams ;)
    XXX Emily

    1. Thank you so much, Emily! Oh yes, those are some wonderful little things! Makes me think of The Sound of Music, where Julie Andrews sings 'A few of My Favourite Things' Hmm, now I feel the need to sing, lol :) xxx

  2. Yes, me too! It is the simple things from everyday moments that make life so special. Things I see, feel, experience that leave a happy feeling inside. Sometimes just as they are, and sometimes, creating something new from what we have in front of us! So glad you enjoyed your day!

    1. Exactly, Keri :) Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day! xx

  3. You are very right Danny, these small precious moments are so important, and some days little things happen and you know you will remember them forever. My son likes me to read to him at bedtime and then we lie in the near dark and he tells me about his day at school. It sounds like you were having some fun with those puppets, two is good age, when they are walking and more words are coming out, very happy times :) Your photos really are very magical, what a beautiful discovery xx

    1. Thank you, Yvonne! Oh yes, I can imagine how wonderful that is! I read to my son at bedtime and he loves it too. Of course he doesn't tell any real stories yet, but he gets caught up in it and laughs (or yells to 'watch out'!), which is such a wonderful thing to experience :) Happy times indeed! xx

  4. These pictures are so pretty. I loved your post. Maybe it is because the temperature will likely be warming up soon but lately I've been thinking that snow is very magical.

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