It’s Valentines Day, so I thought I would list some of the things I love most in life. If you’re married or in a relationship, and your list doesn’t start with your wife or significant other, then you’re doing it wrong, and I wish you the best, my friend. I’ve been married to the love of my life for 20 years, and while I may not exhibit my romantic side as often, or as well as I once did, believe me when I say that the love is as strong as ever. I love my wife and my kids more than life itself, but let’s see if I can’t elaborate a bit for this exercise…
I love creative people and their passion for ideas that have little chance of success–the world needs its dreamers.
I love to draw, though I rarely do.
I love stupid things but can’t tolerate stupid people.
I love the sound of a laughing child.
I love people and objects that are older than me and the stories they tell.
I love finding packages on my doorstep.
I love the smell of a room filled with old books and leather chairs.
I love rock ballads by 80’s hair bands.
I love a rainy night.
I love to suspend disbelief, and firmly believe every weekend should include a movie marathon.
It’s a tossup whether I love monkeys in people clothes more than people who dress up as monkeys.
I love the smell of napalm in the morning.
I love quoting movies, especially those that star Clark W. Griswold.
I love a parade.
I love making order out of chaos.
And probably more than anything, I love the thrill of the hunt.
I’m not the only one laying it all out there this week. Check out what some of my fellow members of the League of Extraordinary Bloggers are showering with praise.