Musings & Thoughts for Monday, October 31, 2022, or: Things I Miss

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Things I Miss (An Incomplete and Ever-Changing List)

An “olleta” or “chocolatera” (hot chocolate pitcher) with a wooden blender. Image Credit: IMUSA via Amazon

“People often miss things that don’t exist–miss things that were but are not anymore.”
― Sarah McCoy, The Baker’s Daughter

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 “I want everything back, the way it was. But there is no point to it, this wanting.”― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

  1. Colombian-Style Hot Chocolate
  2. Sex
  3. Stimulating Face-to-Face Conversations
  4. Going to the Movies with Friends
  5. The House on SW 102nd Avenue and 10th Street
  6. Relationships with Compatible Partners
  7. “Evening at Pops” on PBS
  8. Having My Own Place (I know, I know…I can’t afford to live on my own, especially in Florida, but I did, sort of, have my own place for a while….)
  9. Doing My Own Grocery Shopping
  10. Walking to a Nearby Restaurant Whenever I Wanted
When I lived in South Florida, I often waited till early evening to go for walks in the summertime. (Photo taken on June 5, 2014 by the author)
A not-so-great photo I took the last time I went to my neighborhood Denny’s in Park Hill Plaza near my former home in South Florida.

Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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