The best of humanity and joy exists at simple state of just being.

Simple Pleasures …

Eating a piece of toast, a dap of nutella and a strip of bacon. Sweet to feed the soul and salty to open your mind. 

Eating Greek yogurt with mango chunks. Yogurt for your gut and mango to make the yogurt palatable. 1/2 pleasure 1/2 necessity.

Coming across the innovation of chestnuts roasting on an open fire in a supermarket shopping cart in the courtyard of Le Louvre.

Chestnuts roasting on an open shopping cart flame. Le Louvre – Paris, France

Connecting with friends over coffee and cake. Finding more ways to be beacons for each other.

Enjoying the beauty of street art with its own spotlight from the Les Halles Christmas bizzare.

Reaching out and touching beautifully scuplted hands inspired by the pain of the Holocaust. Pain and horror transformed to beauty.

Holocaust memorial on Rue de l’Amiral Coligny – Paris, France

Looking up and seeing “The Bodyguard” musical poster and singing loud and out of tune. And I….. I eiaaaa eaaaahhh will always love you…..Yup a good Whitney song is always good for the soul.

Intersection Rue de Rivoli and Rue du Pont Neuf. Paris, France

Ending your day with the sighting of the full moon on a cloudy night.

Going to bed with a smile, satisfied that you’ve had a good day. No regrets…only joy and anticipation for what is to come tomorrow, the next day, the day after that and so on.

P.S. I decided to write this note after hearing the sad news about the passing of the founder of Golden Krust in New York. 

Life is precious and I don’t take any day for granted. I cherish all people and try to focus on things that uplift and illuminate. There is always light even in the shaddows.