Sunday, January 15, 2006

In bed

The plate holds a sea of syrup. Two waffles of the frozen variety (Eggo, blueberry) swim in it, lukewarm, butter forgotten. A large cup of milk has sloshed a bit onto the plate. Coffee or any other form of caffeine is nowhere to be found. Neither is a napkin.

But the boy carrying the tray with this feast is beaming, proud he's thought of it and executed it entirely himself. His announcement of I made breakfast! is sung rather than said. And so as I struggle up out of too few hours of sleep, I too am smiling.

1. To receive great pleasure or joy.
2. To give great pleasure or joy.
[Middle English delit, from Old French, a pleasure, from delitier, to please, charm, from Latin dēlectāre : dē-, intensive pref. + lactāre, frequentative of lacere, to entice.]
"delight." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 15 . 2006.