Typical Saturday at home, complete with:
1. Spotting Fabio at Whole Foods.
2. Generally drooling at Whole Foods. How I love this place. I would have taken a better photo of the salad bar or the fresh meats, but people were starting to eye me with suspicion.
3. Lunch at Cossetta’s, where I hid from the parking lot attendants, hoping they wouldn’t remember the time I took up two parking spots with my massive truck, and then ate/talked for two hours with friends while remaining blissfully aware that “the girl with the massive truck” was being paged over the speakers.
4. Dessert at Garrison Keillor’s Common Good Books, which I evidently frequent. Just kidding about the dessert. Not kidding about this book, which I giggled over, but couldn’t actually justify buying, mostly because it’s a ‘show’ book more than a ‘read from cover to cover’ book. What I did buy was Keillor’s Good Poems for Hard Times, because I love Good Poems, American Places so much. I’ll admit that I’m a little afraid of poetry. Have been for years. It’s getting better slowly, but I still appreciate a good anthology, because someone else has already claimed that the poems inside are respectable and worth reading. I feel free, then, to go around quoting this Robert Bly, or that Walt Whitman, confident that what I’m quoting is profound and beautiful. Or, at least Garrison Keillor says it is. And who’s going to argue with that?
5. Walk across the frozen lake with Mom and Dad. And Ruby, of course, who galloped about, sometimes taking a rest to walk in the snowmobile tracks behind Dad, sometimes veering to sniff at an abandoned fishing hole cut in the ice or a piece of log jutting above the surface.
In other news, I hiked smugly after taking this shot, convinced I had captured something pure and lovely and perfectly lit. And then I saw the smudge of finger in the corner.