Cold sliced peaches with sugar in a glass bowl. It is the sort of thing that is so simply and blissfully pleasant that it makes you feel like you have had an epiphany. It makes you think of all that is unquestionably good in your life: Moments as a child at your grandparent's table, A summer afternoon with your friends, The sweet smell of her hair, and the way that light refracts though the blown glass bottle on your window sill.

These are the easy and quiet pleasures that drive us through life, floating from one day to the next like foolish children, waiting for our bowl of sliced peaches. Like the flecks of gold in ore, these things give value to what otherwise might just be a big stupid rock. And that is my meditation on cold sliced peaches with sugar in a glass bowl.

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