1. A soft profusion of peony petals.
2. A steady rain soaking the garden overnight.
3. A chat program that allows me to hold real-time conversations - in no less than a single day or hour - with friends down the block, across the city, across the state, on the other end of the coast and on the other side of the world.
4. Big white boards for writing out lists, plans, diagrams, and ideas.
5. Bare feet sliding between cool cotton sheets.