Reading: Bedded by Blackmail by Robyn Grady
Watching: Pie in the Sky
Listening to: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Making me smile: The Owl and the Pussycat
One of the things I most love about January is cracking open the plastic around a brand new wall calendar, smoothing it out and then hanging it on the wall next to my desk. Choosing a calendar is serious business. After all, this calendar is going to be hanging above my head for a whole year. I don't want something that's boring and monochrome or that, once hung, I barely notice from one day to the next.
This year I've chosen The Owl and the Pussycat. Here it is.
Isn't it gorgeous!
Why The Owl and the Pussycat?
Well, for starters, I love the poem. It's a wonderful piece of nonsense and it rhymes, and this particular calendar has the most wonderfully evocative illustrations with the strangest details.
Also, The Owl and the Pussycat is a love story. Sigh. I write love stories. Sigh. So my calendar is inspiration.
But the major reason I've chosen The Owl and the Pussycat calendar for 2011 is whimsy - pure and simple. Playfulness and fun and laughter are their own rewards. This calendar makes me smile. And quite frankly I've come to the conclusion that the meaning of life is surrounding yourself with things that make you smile. It's hard to be gloomy when you have so many things to smile about.
So what about you, are you as hooked on calendars as I am? What calendar do you have up on your wall?