Brown Paper Packages

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens;

Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens

Brown paper packages tied up with strings;

These are a few of my favorite things.”

When in college my roommate would often ask the question, “What’s your favorite color, what’s your favorite food, what’s your favorite city, what’s your favorite pair of shoes?”

And I would always answer with a frustrated, “I don’t have favorites!!!!”

She confidently knew what her favorite day of the week was or what country singer she thought was  #1.  I on the other hand, being the extremely indecisive person I am, would just get flustered with the question because I truly had absolutely no idea what was my favorite.  There are so many colors I like and there are not many foods I don’t like.  So at that point in my life I conceded that I just don’t have favorites.

But now that I think about it that’s not entirely true.  While it is extremely difficult for me to narrow down to saying one thing is my absolute favorite thing in the whole wide world, there is a long list of things I really like.  Here are some of my favorite things (notice things is plural, I’m not committing to a favorite thingJ).  I like to call these my Brown Paper Packages!

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