things, the importance of which, cannot be overstated.



Pants that perfectly fit a man’s derriere—not too tight, but tight enough

(a man's derriere)

A bouquet of flowers.

Renegade smiles--unexpected smiles


Clearing the table without being asked

Frozen margaritas

A made bed

A perfectly tailored suit

When a man offers a woman his seat on the subway, for no reason at all


Front porches and rocking chairs and cold lemonade

Thunderstorms, anywhere

The scent of a single cigar on a warm summer night

Eating hard-boiled eggs at one in the morning

Crawling into bed, bone-tired

A fine pair of heels

How much is possible in the morning if you wake up early enough