i’m really behind, i know. the holidays ate my life. and now i am quite sick. but i’m going to do my damndest to plow through.

Prompt: Ordinary joy. Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?

i mentioned it before. my friend that lives close by invited me over for a friday night, just for movies and takeout. as with most activities that occur on friday nights, because i am getting old, i sort of wanted to cancel and go home and relish resting in bed and knowing i don’t have to wake up early in the morning. and, as with most other times, i reminded myself that i’m actually 25 and a night in with friends is not stressful at all and i should go. so i went.

i’m not sure what it was – perhaps the simple act of talking and bonding that has become a little foreign to me, perhaps the imbibing of a bottle of wine, perhaps the french fries (i love french fries. i really really love french fries.) or maybe the movies we watched (or half watched, for some of them), or maybe my excellent company, but for the first time in a really, really long time, i felt the warmth of a growing friendship. without fear and uncertainty.

and that was joyful.

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