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The simple things

- waking up to the sound of percolating coffee, thanks to my coffee pot's timer
- picking up my freshly-ironed clothing from the dry cleaners'
- a slim book of Christina Rossetti's poems in the armrest in my car
- a breakthrough
- the sound of cicadas on summer evenings
- finding another bud on my rosebush
- seeing a hawk
- getting a new magazine in the mail
- the bright light that covers the trees before sunset

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