I’m thankful for the music outside my window. I’m thankful for the croak and creak of the beat, of simulated toadful orchestras and synchronized squatting. I’m thankful for the low-light ceiling dim bulb in my room. It’s almost a mood. I’m thankful for my on-sale Himalayan salt lamp. I’m thankful for its de-ionizing faculties, whatever that means, and how, when I put it on at night, I fall asleep feeling healthy and at risk of living a slightly longer life.
Today I noticed the woman in the flowers of a tearaway magazine shoot. Her half-obscured profile populated by pink and green hues of what I assume are cherry blossoms and their to-be-bloomed sisters. Today I noticed a lace accent next to a magazine illustration insert on my wall fits perfectly in the frame of an Instagram video somehow open unnoticed. Today I noticed the illustration is of a room and a window to an outside river valley landscape at night. Today I noticed I was hungry but did not eat. Today I noticed if I don’t eat I’ll still feel the need to pee and maybe even poo a little bit. Today I noticed the side of my jaw aching slightly where strings of surgery floss hold together the parts of my mouth where a handsome surgeon extracted two wisdom teeth last Sunday. Today I noticed a perennial truth, that sitting upright moves your bowels. Today I noticed two brief wifts of Eagle Brand ointment, dầu, in the air to my right – carrying on a breeze from the open window to my left.
Each day I’ll upload a post from the challenge involving the prompt “I’m thankful” or “I’m grateful” and “Today I noticed.” If you take up the challenge yourself, please share them with me! I would love to read and write together.