Bring together in a bowl as large as life, equal parts:
- joy, laughter, camraderie, a willingness to be silly, several ipod playlists and an ipod donut, a roaring fire in the cabin living room, girls, and more girls.
Throw in some some singing voices, a todka or 2, some red wine and open the window, because the fire is getting hot.
Sprinkle generously with I got all my sisters and me, some sugah lumps and a dash of september, and some "serious" moves.
And did I remember to say, add a willingness for FUN and dancing on a bed? Yes, that too, it's a must. (OK, was there some Kung Fu Fighting happening here?)
Add a soupçon of ballet, and some Martha Graham moves...
And wait for the batter to rise... but don't punch it down, just let it keep expanding past the confines of the bowl, let it overflow and keep going...
Add some carefree, some spontaneous, and some hips shaking, and the effervescent jazz hands...
And know that you have found a recipe for life that you can really and truly live by for all your days and nights.
[Thank you Elizabeth for another wonderful moment in my year.]