MY UNGLAMOROUS HAPPY PLACES

  1. Inside a locked bathroom with my small children wailing and clawing at the door outside
  2. The standing spot on the commuter train that is opposite the opening doors and allows me to put my back flat against the wall
  3. The Albertsons in Palm Springs
  4. The waiting room of my 92 year old barber Wayne
  5. The way-back of a station wagon
  6. Alone in an elevator going to or coming from a high floor
  7. Standing in front of a large pile of wood that I will be allowed to split, uninterrupted, for the next 2-3 hours
  8. Sitting on a high flat roof
  9. Liquor stores