Today's visual treat suggests heaven on earth. As did the entirety of the this day which flowed smoothly and without incident. Trivial annoyances fared little against the general upbeat mood which seemed to flow uninterrupted from breakfast and through nap-time at half past five. Notwithstanding minor thunderstorms predicted for this afternoon-- which luckily failed to materialize, all roads flowed smoothly and even the yappy dog across the street seemed to agree that snoozing through the morning-news shows and ignoring the mail-carrier could hardly be considered a dereliction of duty on a day such as this. Front-yard gardens everywhere on our street showed signs of rejuvenation after the past weekend's rains. Dahlias once hidden in the tangled mess of airy fennel bushes and entangled nasturtiums eagerly emerged to greet the benevolent afternoon sun and the energetic song-birds who visit every day have grown surprisingly tame perched atop the metal obelisk. An unexpected gift of several toad lilies (long sitting on my wish list) proved to be the icing on the cake (of plenitude), and perhaps an affirmation that the Universe does work in wonderful and mysterious ways.
Today's soundtrack is Babak Shayan, Pino Shamlou's I am Heaven (Venus Reprise Mix) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTpu16UfYDo&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLE16158CD1AC44CF2)