A friend of mine has had this poem posted on her MySpace profile for a long time now. I never heard it before I read it on her page, and I've loved it ever since she led me to discover it. It is also, I think, a fitting verse for this holiday weekend. Enjoy!
by Wendy Cope
At lunchtime I bought a huge orange
The size of it made us all laugh.
I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave—
They got quarters and I had a half.
And that orange it made me so happy,
As ordinary things often do
Just lately. The shopping. A walk in the park
This is peace and contentment. It’s new.
The rest of the day was quite easy.
I did all my jobs on my list
And enjoyed them and had some time over.
I love you. I’m glad I exist.