Today, I am grateful for:
1. Persepolis. My wife bought me this as a surprise — and also because she had just racked up a fairly significant bill on Amazon, and figured she should get me something in the mix. I’ve just started it, but it’s a great read and a very different experience than what you’d expect from a graphic novel.
2. Early summer mornings. This one is a little bit complicated: you see, I really hate early summer mornings when the alarm first goes off. But once I’m up and about, and have had time to get showered, have breakfast, drive my wife to the subway, make coffee, and send some emails, and then look out the window as the sun slowly shortens its shadows and begins its climb, I begin to appreciate the benefits of an early morning. It makes me feel, just a little bit, like I’m at a cottage.
Of course, by the time I wrap up my last conference call this evening, I will probably be a little less excited about early mornings, but that’s a conversation for another time.
3. Twitter. I’ve just started messing about with this, and must confess that I don’t fully understand the attraction yet, but I want to give it some time and figure out if it starts shifting the way I communicate. In many ways, it does seem the logical progression or expansion of electronic communications. First we had email. Then we added instant messaging and shifted the weight of our communication to that. Then we added text messages. Now comes Twitter. We’ll see how this plays out in my personal sphere of existence.