These are a few of My Favorite Thoughts*
Mystery Science Theater, laughter galore,
George Carlin and Robin Williams, comedic lore.
Clarity from chaos, direction from doubt,
Curiosity and awareness bring it all about.
Podcasts on ears and drizzles on walks,
My wife challenging me with thought-provoking talks.
Awes and ahas, that fill me with glee,
These are some thoughts that set me free.
Phones that alert without beeping and flashes,
Computers that run without pesky crashes.
Hard thing to solve like Gordian Knots,
These are a few of my favorite thoughts.
Learning new things, by seeing connections,
These are the thoughts providing directions.
Writing in the dark, brings ideas to light,
These are my favorite thoughts that make life bright.
The lessons of history, stories of old,
The triumphs and tragedies, that still unfold.
The wisdom of the ages, that we can learn,
These are the thoughts that make my mind burn.
Long daily naps, then paradoxical thoughts,
My mind just waits to connect the dots.
Juxtaposition - such a delightful surprise,
These are the thoughts that I highly prize.
When I'm feeling low,
Or when I need a boost to go,
I simply remember my favorite thoughts,
And my mind starts to grow.
*Apologies (some) to Oscar Hammerstein / Richard Rodgers