Chinese antiques, raviolis, snow, and the Glide
The Bay Area is calling me! My mom is a young 91 so we visit as often as possible. The City and environs rate at the top of my iconic destination list. It’s always a great trip for us.
We needed furniture and accessories for our Denver Design Center showroom. I get a huge rush in the hunt for distinctive furnishings! We found some fabulous finds.
We all have foods that bring back fond memories of our childhood. As a little boy my grandfather would take me to shop at Genova and Lucca delicatessen in Oakland to buy raviolis, sauces, and salamis. (I’m salivating as I write this!) My mom prepared my favorite dinner of Genova raviolis, salami, garlic bread, salad, and wine. I could not have been happier!
Lea, a friend of Marla’s since the seventh grade and a Delta Gamma sorority sister from college, visited for the weekend. I took everyone sightseeing in Oakland and around Lake Merritt. We drove up in the Oakland hills toward Tilden Park and there was SNOW on the ground! At dinner we laughed, cried, and laughed. Can I blame it on the wine? Friends are to be savored as special treasures.
Marla and I felt a need for a spiritual jolt before heading back to Colorado. The Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco is a longtime favorite of ours. The music and message was better than ever. The Glide Ensemble backed up by John Turk’s Change Band covered Jill Scott’s great song, “Golden.”
Check it out on YouTube:
Walking back to the car in the Tenderloin District, I passed a man in distress with his hand out. I gave my alms. Who knows, he could have been Buddha. I felt grateful. The song “Living my life like its golden” was in my head and I felt happy to be alive!