In my profile, I wrote:
"I find the wonder and joy in life. The infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand, the joy of tasting a juicy, ripe peach. Intense, playful, passionate and determined, I have fun every day."
"We all need more low-level ecstasy in our lives."
Living in a triplex, I prune and fertilize rose bushes around the building. I'm the only person who cuts flowers.
Fragrant roses on the table delight me. Reading a beautifully-written passage. My daughter's laugh. Birdsong. Shimmering water. Hummingbirds. Small pleasures.
Barbara Kingsolver wrote the world's shortest sex scene :
"I took his head in my hands and gave him the kiss I'd been thinking about for the last two hours. It lasted a good long while...Just being held felt unbelievably good, the long drink I'd been dying for.
"Something inside his buttoned shirt pocket made a crackling cellophane sound. I raised up a little and poked it with my finger. "If you've got a condom in your pocket, Loyd Peregrina, this is my lucky day."
"He did. It was."
From "Animal Dreams" by Barbara Kingsolver.