At the great Tumblr Artist’s Prints and Multiples, we came across these inspired fridge magnets by Nothing Else Press: “Edition of 15 signed and numbered copies, each unique” by Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber.

We realized that these kinds of “likes” are akin to blessings without the spiritual/ mystical/ religious aspect that some people can’t stomach. Making a list of what you like will yield the well-known benefits of taking notice, and maybe even gratitude.

Michael Dumontier & Neil Farber / Nothing Else Press

How sweet that there are no entries for Dislikes. The likes have a completely different feeling that Facebook likes: realer, truly personal, slightly eccentric, not for public consumption. They are like little poems:

symmetry

the smell of rain

not going

hand holding

people who like poems

opening a present

staying home

having old friends

lunch

We imagine making a list of likes at the end of the day, or while sitting on the subway or waiting on line: a guaranteed mind shift…

5 replies on “Listing What You Like Yields Mighty Benefits and Poetry

  1. WELCOME BACK!!
    Thanks for any and all new iterations.

  2. Likes
    Watching flames dance in the fireplace
    Quiet yoga at home
    Listening to the rain fall while inside
    Morrocan anything
    Warm socks
    Long swims
    Book absorption
    The new improvised life!

  3. Likes from Lesley
    Making tea from fresh ginger and cinnamon sticks
    Watching flames dance in the fireplace
    Quiet yoga at home
    Listening to the rain fall while inside
    Morrocan anything
    Warm socks
    Long swims
    Book absorption
    The new improvised life!

  4. Likes
    The sound of snow crunching beneath my boot
    The smell of toast
    Slippers
    Laughing my ass off
    Old-Fashioneds
    Sneakers
    The new Improvised Life!

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