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Note the Mica

While all that giltters is not gold, some of it is.

"Life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long stretch of gray cement. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves how to make room for them, to love them, and to live, really live."  Anna Quindlen A Short Guide to a Happy Life. Brought most recently to our attention at Brain Pickings.

Mica for me is: time (and food!) with my family. Spring sunshine.  A contract. Moments I'm reminded of loved ones no longer living. My dog. Gatherings with friends--with wine.  Fog on the bay. Email news and gossip with my writer friends. A good book. A great story.

What's your mica?

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