1. A long walk with friends through Waterfall Park
2. Joy in the absurd when I stood at the top of a waterfall and yelled "Portuguese makes me angry!" (The Palinode is learning Portuguese right now and insists on speaking it to me sometimes without translation.)
3. Fireworks so bright that I could see the smoke dissipating against the sky
4. Back alleys
5. Virginia creeper
Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in Grace in Small Things.