For autumn. I’ve never liked fall. It is extremely depressing: grey, short days, cold with no snow to provide a fun reason to bundle up and go outside, and grey. Did I mention that it is grey? People always talk about the brilliant autumn colors, but I happen to know that they only last for about two weeks before the grey takes over.
Anyway, I never liked autumn, but I am starting to appreciate it. The feeling of slow, impending death is a helpful reminder that we are indeed beings toward death. This is simply a part of the reality of life. So I am thankful for the sadness of autumn as it is a constant subtle reminder that my life is short and slipping away. And yes, that really is helpful to remember every once in a while.
For free museums. Have I mentioned how much I love this aspect of DC? Real locals don’t appreciate it as the museums are for the tourists, but so far no one has asked for ID to prove that I don’t live around here, so I’ve been able to enjoy the museums right along with the tourists. And I love it!
For money to buy all the food I want. You have no idea how wonderful it is to be able to think of food that I want and then get it without even stopping to consider whether there is money to cover it. Food makes me happy. Especially onions on sale, for some reason.
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