When life gets dark, the best thing to do is spend time with people who brighten your day. To take a drive to nowhere, have a glass of wine, read a great book, and remember that tomorrow is another day. Things haven’t been dark around here, they’ve just been changing too quickly, and I feel more change on the horizon. So on Sunday Alex and I took a drive over to Oakville, a beautiful quiet city sitting pretty on the lakeshore. We drove around, enjoying the beautiful homes and quaint shops, grabbing a bite to eat at The Crepe Kitchen. The smell wafting from the tiny restaurant enticed us to talk in. It’s a sweet restaurant with cork placemats, antique mirrors on every wall, and mismatched furniture. I ordered and devoured a delicious caprese crepe filled with salty proscuitto, fresh tomatoes, crisp basil, and smooth mozzarella.
It felt great to step out of the everyday routine and concentrate on the food on my plate rather than the millions of things going on in my head. It felt wonderful being in a new place on a crisp Fall day, watching the leaves change and squirrels cross the street. It felt spectacular to just be and enjoy and let everything else melt away.
Life is spectacular. Forget the dark things. Take a drink and let time wash them away to where ever time washes away to.
— Tim Tharp