1. The mournful yet alert sound of trains at night, rumbling and wailing in the near distance.
2. Childhood birthday cake: vanilla cake with tart lemon filling and sweet-soft-meringue frosting scattered with coconut.
3. Large lively family birthday parties.
4. Tiny lentils in a spicy stew.
5. Babies laughing over the simplest things: balloons, cats chasing a laser dot, flashlights, silly sound effects.