My grandma’s sweet tea on a hot day.
Holding my godson.
The fuzziness of a fresh mint sprig, cut from the garden.
A steam shower after a cross-country skiing expedition.
Welcoming my parents to Montana.
A fire, the dogs, Honeydew and me. Maybe a bottle of wine. Just talking.
A postcard from an old friend.
Beating butter and honey into sweet potatoes for pie.
A phone call from an aunt, an old roommate, a new friend.
The way the air smells on Gunsight Pass.
The way honey smells when we’re extracting it.
The way Honeydew smells after a long day with the bees – like honey barbeque potato chips, from the smoker.
And this. This moment was sheer happiness.
Congratulations, Laura and Bo! May you find happiness everywhere you look.
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