365 Days in Aspen

Looks Like Another Perfect Day

perfect dayI know – I stole the lyric from Randy Newman's "I Love L.A." but I have to argue the weather here is better than Los Angeles. Certainly the air is!  

Sure, I've only been here a couple of weeks. "Wait until the winter comes" you say. Fair enough, though the idea of looking out over a beautiful mountain covered in snow and hitting the slopes doesn't sound so bad to me. And I honestly do prefer a change of seasons. As long as one of the seasons isn't extreme heat and humidity. 

There is a certain kind of guilt that seeps in when you live somewhere exceptionally beautiful with perfect weather. You feel a responsibility to be outside enjoying every minute. To stay up late and go outside to see the gigantic stars in the clear sky. To wake up for sunrise every morning, (even though it's 5 a.m. and looks almost as spectacular from my bedroom window). To "climb every mountain" even when your body wants to take a rest.  

And, remember, I prayed to never become complacent over the beauty of this place, right?

Still, I do have other things to do, too. Writing this blog takes time inside and alone. So does working on my new screenplay and marketing my books and… and… and…

Real life in paradise is still real life. Just easier to enjoy.  And enjoy I do.

No matter where you are, you have a sky to appreciate. A raindrop or snowflake or night sky. No matter where, you can find your "Beautiful Day."

To celebrate, let's look at the many songs on my playlist with a title like "Beautiful Day" or "Lovely Day."  Here are a few.  And don't forget to check out my playlist on Google Play Music!


The Randy Newman Classic… "We love it!" 

A classic… I dare you not to be happy listening to this…

One of my favorite artists – Donavon Frankenreiter: