kind businesses, revisiting books from your past, and remembering your crush
i loved reading this, and even though i did go down the rabbit hole to watch the video of the restaurant, your writing brought me right back. thank you for this (kind) reminder to be kind! wondering if you know about (not exactly related but kinda?) the World Taste and Smell Association? i learned of it yesterday and it seems to be of this same ilk, but to bring understanding/inclusivity in the culinary world for those who've lost their sense of taste and smell.
Oh no! I loved those Ellen Gilchrist novels. They have followed me over oceans to Africa & Italy (They are now trapped in a container somewhere between Rome & Venice) Thank you for the warning. When my bookcases are finally back with me & I am putting my beloved battered paperbacks back on their shelves I will remember your words & who I was when I read them all those years ago.
I tried the self checkout but quickly realized not only did I miss the conversation but I buy too many vegetables for self check out - too many numbers to try an type in. I always like a chat with the person/people behind the counter.
I always love your newsletters.
The restaurant video gave me hope for humanity.