Waffles by Stella Blackmon

On this Tuesday afternoon, let’s just talk about something fun. I want to ask you: What makes you feel alive? My list includes taking bike rides on cool evenings, watching ballet dancers on Instagram, and getting waffles at the diner with two sweet little boys.

kids with chipped nail polish
babaà sweaters
cacio e pepe
books you stay up late reading
beating Alex at gin rummy
the first 12 hours in a new city
cold ocean water
when you can’t tell a joke because you’re laughing too much
the hot priest in Fleabag.

“Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.”
Mary Oliver

What’s on your list these days?

P.S. Heart-clutchingly beautiful poems, and what has inspired you lately?

(Photos by Stella Blackmon.)