Kindness: We all need to show more of this because aren't we all touched by it when we receive it?
Kay, Karen, Kim, Kris, Kathy: K seems to be a popular intial in my extended family for a particular generation, all those ladies are relatives of mine.
Kitchen: Mine has always been something of a sanctuary. I had a teeny weeny galley kitchen for years. Now I have a nice big eat-in kitchen with a fabulous stove and dishwasher. I was ok with my old one, I love my new one. Cooking, listening to my music and dancing around...as long as I don't have to hurry it's bliss.
The Kingsmen: Their version of Louie Louie is just too fun. In fact, when I was a teenager 93.3FM WMMR in Philadelphia used to sponsor an annual Louie Louie parade. Anyone could enter a band or a float or anything. The only stipulation was everyone could only play Louie Louie. I can't hear the song and not want to groove on it. Isaac is my little lover of classic rock and he has figured out the opening to it on his trombone...the madness lives on!
Kenya: When I moved back here from Trinidad I had a very hard re-entry. Around that same time I met my very dear friend Regina who is from Kenya. She was here under less than preferred circumstances and had been enduring her own rough adjustment period. We just understood each other better than anyone else around us and a beautiful friendship was born. I was honored when she told me she thought I was more Kenyan in spirit than American and that she felt she could take me home and not be afraid I'd look down on anything there. She taught me some very yummy Kenyan dishes to make and we always enjoyed sipping some Kenyan chai together. I'd very much like to visit Kenya with her. Oh, did I also mention she is from the Kamba tribe? More Ks!!
King, Martin Luther, Jr.: He's been one of my heroes since I was a child. What can I possibly say that hasn't been said before...amazing man of strength and conviction.
Kids: The world and everything in it is brand new to them. I love their wonder at learning about it. I love their enthusiasm. I love seeing their minds work. I love when they can teach me something.
Knowledge: I love to learn new things. And although I can't remember where I put my keys or that I have to get a kid to an orthodontist appointment unless there are 37 notes left around the house I can tell you that Antananarivo is the capital of Madagascar which is one the the world's major vanilla producers and the only place to which lemurs are indigenous. Clearly, I am a vast repository of useless knowledge. I do have an appreciation for practical knowledge too...
Kidneys: Let's face it, we'd all be in very bad shape without at least one properly functioning kidney. I'm quite fond of mine.
Knitting: I'm not especially skilled in this area. I'm a little better at crochet. I have so many fond memories of my Nana knitting something whether it was for me or someone else. I still have blankets she made and sweater sets she knits for each of my babies. When I curl up under an afghan it's like a hug from her. I would like to redevelop some skill at knittting.
Kisses: The chocolate ones by Hershey are a treat. And then there are....soft nibbly kisses on earlobes or lower lips, little pecks of kisses on cheeks or noses, airy kisses on closed eyes, tender or passionate meetings of lips, lingering explorations from head to toe with various rest stops in between....yummy!!
I think Robert Burns said it well...
To A Kiss
Humid seal of soft affections,
Humid seal of soft affections,
Tend'rest pledge of future bliss,
Dearest tie of young connections,
Love's first snow-drop, virgin kiss.
Speaking silence, dumb confession,
Passion's birth, and infants' play,
Dove-like fondness, chaste concession,
Glowing dawn of brighter day.
Sorrowing joy, adieu's last action,
Ling'ring lips, -- no more to join!
What words can ever speak affection
Thrilling and sincere as thine!
Yes, I know that was 11, not 10. When have you ever known me to do a meme straight??
If anyone wants to play along let me know in the comments and I will assign you a letter.