This Too Shall
A fat heirloom tomato for lunch.
Sure on this shining night
Of starmade shadows round,
Kindness must watch for me
This side the ground.
— From James Agee, Permit Me Voyage (1934)
The best thing
about being alive,
it can happen
at all times,
at any time.
Before COVID I spent many mornings sitting at an outside table at Clementine Bakery — writing, observing, drinking slowly. Sometimes I’d arrive early and linger while I waited for their cinnamon rolls to come out of the oven (the baker shared with me the approximate times, which felt like propriety information). It was always a place and time where I could do some lovely reflecting.
This morning I went for an early walk and ended up at Clementine. By chance they were just opening, and I was the first in line — walking out with an iced coffee and my favorite vegan cinnamon roll, once again…
And morning walks may be the key to keep me grounded.
Socially distanced stoop beers in Boerum Hill with Mignon, Alex and Adella.