Musings on Photography

non sequitur

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul Butzi on December 14, 2008

This has no particular connection to photography, or to musing, or anything this blog is ostensibly about.

But I would just observe that, on a scale from one to ten, with a one being nasty and icky and unpleasant, and a ten being nice and happy and pleasant…

Sitting in your warm and cozy home, with snow and cold outside, and with a Golden Retriever resting his head on your bare feet, and the same Golden snoring softly after a good day that included adventures in the snow and a port tasting class that you took with the love of your life – that’s about a twelve thousand. Maybe a twelve million.

Minimum. Even if the dog’s head is heavy and is sort of smooshing your sore toe.

Our lives are structured so that it’s often hard for us to notice these quotidian pleasures. It’s important to notice them. It’s really, really important.

It may well be the most important thing.

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  1. Amy Sakurai said, on December 14, 2008 at 11:57 pm


    ’nuff said.

  2. Martin Doonan said, on December 15, 2008 at 6:30 am

    and it’s also a small but important pleasure to read real English. Ostensibly and quotidian in one post. Hurrah!

  3. Andrew said, on December 15, 2008 at 9:02 am

    So true. Thanks for sharing!

  4. forkboy1965 said, on December 15, 2008 at 9:36 am

    So agrees the guy in Ohio, who, at this moment, is enjoying a warm laptop and an even warmer cat nestled hard against my leg.

  5. Paul said, on December 15, 2008 at 10:04 am

    What can I say? A Schnauzer on my lap, for me. 🙂

  6. ttayo said, on December 15, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Ditto from Paris (France, not TX). It has been absolutely freezing the last few days. What the Brits would call “Brass Monkeys”.

    In my recliner with a lovely Armagnac after a very early dinner, by Parisian standards.

    No pet (too many here as it is, the pavements bear witness to that!), but enjoying the moment nonetheless.

  7. Cliff said, on December 15, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Until you’ve you’ve experienced the companionship of a Golden, it’s hard to realize just how good life can be.

  8. Alex Brikoff said, on December 18, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    I agree! Life is good when you can sit back, reflect and enjoy the simple things in life!

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