Dear Mr. Zevon,
The word grateful doesn’t really do it for me, so I am going to find another word that better expresses the feeling of awe. Oh, that’s it, awe. Awe leads me to wonder. And on to wonderful. And that is how we want to feel, full of wonder. Not all the time – that would be too much – just regularly. Say, about as often as we eat a sandwich.
Just how often DO we eat sandwiches? Well, Smithsonian Magazine says “approximately 49 percent of all Americans over 20 years old eats one sandwich per day”. Mighty fine average.
For today: The wonder of the smooth, white-barked sycamore trees, leaflessly regal, on the drive up the George Washington Parkway along the Potomac River.
Yours truly and in awe,