Quality of life is having friends over for dinner.
A ten minute daily commute.
Sunset in the desert.
A chile relleno, or steak tampiqueña, or chicken tacos.
Tacos al pastor and an apple soda.
Saying hi to people on the street, and having them saying hi back.
That little hole-in-the-wall restaurant where the servers know you.
Cool sheets in the summer and a thick blanket in the winter.
A cold beer on a hot afternoon.
A tailwind that eases up when you’re ready to go back.
A baby’s smile.
Hiking through a forest of ocotillos in bloom.
A cold shower on a hot day. Or vice versa.
Some people think quality of life is ballparks and waterslides. Obviously they weren’t brought up right.