I'm sure she won't mind if I reproduce it here. I was rather taken with it. My life seems very complicated these days. I need the reminder, so it's now on the fridge.
I Have Found Such Joy in Simple Things.
I have found such joy in simple things;
A plain clean room, a nut brown loaf of bread
A cup of milk, a kettle as it sings,
The shelter of a roof above my head,
And in a leaf-laced square along the floor,
Where yellow sunlight glimmers through a door.
I have found such joy in things that fill
My quiet days : a curtain's blowing grace,
A potted plant upon the window sill,
A rose, fresh cut and placed within a vase;
A table cleared, a lamp beside a chair,
And books I long have loved beside me there.
Oh, I have found such joy I wish I might
Tell everyone who goes seeking far
For some elusive, feverish delight
That very close to home the great joys are :
The elemental things -- old as the race,
Yet never, through the ages, commonplace.
- Grace Nell Crowell
It occurs to me that I would add dawns and dusks to the list, too. Look at this one: