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fruit, flowers, friends

It’s 5; I’m waiting for my friend to get home from work. Did nothing today except flaner, grocery shop and do errands, like buy postcards and face cream, and then a long lunch with old, old friends, Daniel who’s 71 and his wife Michele, a former colleague of Dad’s who, unbelievably, has just turned 80; her hair just has some strands of grey. We sat outside eating exotic fish. And then I wandered some more. This quartier is wonderful – very few tourists, friendly people, lots to look at. So I look.

I just passed a corner bistro where a woman was eating an artichoke with a glass of wine. Not something you see often in Toronto.

Michele and Daniel. Daniel who’s passionately involved in urban renewal just came back from a trip to Detroit to see what’s happening there. He said it’s beyond belief – mile after mile of bombed-out hell. And not about to get better anytime soon.

The most exotic ranunculus. What is the plural? Ranunculi?



2 Responses to “fruit, flowers, friends”

  1. theresa says:

    Thanks for sharing your adventures — food, ranunculus, bakeries, and all…

  2. beth says:

    As do you, my friend!

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