I am fortunate. Quite a few things bring me pleasure.

I enjoy good meals especially with family and friends.

I enjoy good drink with good meals,

Or drink by itself,

Again,with family or friends.

I enjoy a good walk. Usually in good weather,

But sometimes in a gentle rain.

I prefer the early morning with the sun awakening,

Or in the evening with the stars barely risen.

I enjoy music, many types of music.

Instrumental music to relax or inspire me.

Music with wonderful lyrics,

That distract and pull me in.

I enjoy good books.

Books that tug at my heart,

That bring to places and times I have never known,

And introduce me to people I have never met.


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Geek, poet, wannabe musician, and anti-racist. Senior Principal at West Monore https://www.westmonroepartners.com

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