Episode 47: A Very Detailed List of Everything I'd Like to Do With You.


A very detailed, very personal list of everything I'd like to do with you and for you! Te amo. Eg elska pig. Ya tebya liubliu. Doset daram. Ich liebe dich.

I want to learn how to tell you that I love you, in five different languages.

I want to go to every single Frank Lloyd Wright house with you so we can decide which is our favorite.

I want to paint a picture that ends up in a museum and when they do the unveiling, you’re in the audience clapping wildly.

I want to wear sunglasses and a scarf and drive a little red car up the hills of San Francisco with you in the passenger seat, shouting directions over the roar of the engine.

I want to go to open houses and pretend that we’re rich and fancy and comment loudly to one another that six bathrooms isn’t nearly enough bathrooms.

I want to ask you to take a picture of me on every continent.

I want to plant a tree together and come back and visit it every year until it’s taller than we are, the branches reaching high into the sky.

I want to learn how to play a new instrument so I can surprise you by playing a song that you loved.

I want to invent a new language that only we speak and talk all day and all night about things no one else can ever understand.

I want to watch you run a race and hold up my handmade sign cheering you on, your name spelled out in giant letters.

I want to get a potter’s wheel and learn how to throw pots so I can fill your house with cups, bowls, and vases in all your favorite colors.

I want to write a movie that gets made just so we can walk the red carpet together and pose for pictures.

I want to buy a cookbook from the chef that you loved so much and make every single recipe in the book from beginning to end no matter how complicated they are.

I want to sit next to you when they call your name out as the winner of a prize and hug you joyfully as you make your way up to the stage in utter shock.

I want to bet ten whole dollars on our lucky number and when we win big, we’ll spend it all on pie and coffee at an all-night diner.

I want to take a road trip with you where we only travel at night and sleep during the day, just to see the world in a different way.

I want to write a book that gets published and dedicate the whole thing to you, delicately dropping your name and interviews as a major source of inspiration.

I want to memorize the back of your head, the curve of your neck, slope of your wrist, so well that I’d be able to pick you out of a thousand people.

I want to put on a play based on conversations we’ve had, the plays sells out for months, the critics write rave reviews about how moving and genuine it is.

I want to stand so close to you that I’m accidentally stepping on the fronts of your shoes and you’re walking around with me on your feet, laughing too hard.

I want to learn how to weave fabric, to sew and design you many incredible outfits, so many that you’d never run out of things to wear.

I want to see the world the way that you do and to feel all at once, to know deeply that I’m a part of the world and it, a part of me.



Happiness Spells Podcast is a five minute list of all the greatest pleasures and smallest joys in life. Increase your capacity for positivity, curiosity and gratitude. New episodes every Monday and Thursday.

This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Los Angeles, California. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Amanda Meyncke