While driving around this morning, running errands, I listened to the Diane Rehm show on NPR. Diane was doing an interview with Joshua Bell (you can listen to the segment and hear the interesting story about his violin on Diane's link), the world famous violinist. Joshua Bell has been on my radar lately, after receiving an email containing the story of him playing incognito in the Washington DC Metro Station in 2007. He talked about his new album, "At home with friends". He plays duets with a variety of people from Marvin Hamlisch to Rachmaninov (through innovative technology (Zenph re-performance) they were able to isolate Rachmaninov's piano playing from a previous duet and Joshua played with the recording...it was moving and amazing). I felt so enlightened. The music, the story...it gave me a little burst of joy and I found myself getting teary as I drove home from my errands. I love those moments. It made me feel grateful for other things, like for instance: WD-40. It's a little thing, I know, but we have not had WD-40 at our house for years (I don't know why) and I bought a can yesterday ( with the new and improved "smart straw") and immediately started smart strawing my way through my house applying it to anything that squeaked, even wishing for more squeaky things just so I could de-squeak them. I had years of de-squeaking to catch up on. It brought me such pleasure. Why did I wait so long?! Now if I could only WD-40 my neighbor's dogs that wake me up with their incessant barking every morning between 4-5 a.m. How can their owners sleep through it??