Living Truly, Madly, Deeply

from couple years ago but this is how it felt


Last night Emma and I wheeled over to a nearby restaurant with an outdoor patio.

The sky was just on the edge of letting go into rain but, once again, Cathy braves the elements and wins.

My good girlfriend met us there.

It took me awhile to settle into the novelty of civility expressed at this fine establishment; really good glassware, tablecloths whitest of white, waitstaff well mannered and reserved until we needed them.

I mentioned “novelty” because I am so used to doing without what used to fit into my life with appreciation but not necessarily the ecstasy electrifying my present self. Nuts and seeds, kale and chicken being my usual fare, the menu here was decidedly hedonistic and my entire being relaxed into the balm of excess: wine! complicated spicing! gorgeous presentation! heavy flatware! no kale! a full sensual workout that left me breathless!

OMG..I love fine dining…

I miss hedonism on every level.

Not a steady diet of any of it but just peppered here and there like unexpected treasures lifted from a virgin beach..

I watched the legginess of the wine…laughed and told tales with my good friend.

My already gorgeous buddy became more beautiful inside the nourishment of impeccable food, gently capable service, loveliness surrounding us every which way. Me too, I am sure.

I wanted for nothing. No coffer was empty.

The bill wasn’t really that much.

Not when you realize the good medicine coating every centimeter of my insides and outsides like liquid gold.

I woke this morning with a softer countenance; weary wrinkles of deprivation smoothed and satisfied.

It never did rain last night.


6 Responses to “Living Truly, Madly, Deeply”

  1. Pam on August 9th, 2015


  2. Catherine Siciliano on August 9th, 2015

    “coating every centimeter of my insides and outsides like liquid gold” – genius!
    Thank you Cathy…

  3. Jenny on August 9th, 2015


  4. Rita Kindl Myers on August 10th, 2015


  5. Alexandra Eldridge on August 10th, 2015

    So happy for you!!

  6. Jim on August 15th, 2015

    Nothing like a kale-less meal to get you going!

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