“We were together. I forget the rest.”


if you read jora’s blog, then you, like myself, get nothing but good ideas and inspiration.  one of her last posts was on “things that make me happy”. and i, like jora, have recently started a board on pinterest on such things- simple little moments or experiences that quiet the mind a little and bring you a little shiver of joy.  without further ado, here’s my list… what’s yours?



wandering around bookstores
reading the sunday paper with coffee
walking the dog in this new gloomy cozy climate
making a roast chicken OR cooking something i’ve never made before
getting into a bed with clean sheets and freshly shaved legs
getting snailmail
making a fire in the fireplace
date night. hopefully sporting some new strappy heels ;)
thumbing through cookbooks
spending the afternoon in a bar, debating… anything
writing a letter or card
shutting off the tv and the computer and having a conversation with the Gent


photo by roland bello


3 comments on “happy

  1. Jora
    November 9, 2011

    oooooh, fire in the fireplace and looking at cookbooks are good ones….. i get tons of good ideas here too — thank you jessica!!

  2. ptkate
    November 10, 2011

    Sunday paper reading with coffee! Yes! It has been too long since having kids… :)
    And you are so right about the clean sheets and shaved legs. The best.

    Thank you for your sweet comment on Pinterest! I’m glad it led me to your blog–I’m really enjoying it!

    • jessica clare
      November 11, 2011

      aw thanks kate!

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This entry was posted on November 9, 2011 by .

Jessica Clare

Preschool teacher, writer, trouble maker.

LIVES: Seattle. By way of Santa Fe, San Francisco, and NYC.
DAYDREAMS:Strong coffee. Gourmet magazine. Stinky cheese. Date night with new strappy heels. Green chile. Going back to India. Unabashed displays of love. Vegetable gardens. Clean sheets. Unruly stacks of books. Breaking Bad marathons. Writing like Joan Didion ,Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Joseph Stroud. Cookbooks. French 75s. Sequins with jeans. Leaving love notes.
BELIEVES: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security.” Albert Einstein “The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love.” St. Teresa of Avila “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Joseph Campbell

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