Waking to a black and white cat purring
in harmony with chirping
birds.  Hearing
an old favorite on the radio while lounging
near the edge of a shimmering
pool.  A cheerful hello from a fondly remembered friend.  Finding
a mushroom in the grass, ripe for stomping.
An indigo bunting 
nestled in a blooming
bush, a splatter of vibrancy on a gloomy gray morning.

Unexpected smiles hidden in the crevices of the ordinary,
the liquor of life,