When I walked into the restaurant with the Chef’s coffee warming my hand, I saw a case of these on the bar.
“Sweetie, what are you doing with these?” I called out to him in the kitchen.
He came around the corner, wiping his hands, a gleeful grin on his face.
“Portobello vinaigrette, for the fish special.”
I gave him a kiss, always amazed at how his mind works. Five minutes before, he had no idea what he would serve that night. He lives in the food moment. These had arrived. He found his idea.
Later, I asked him how he made it. But in that moment, I took out my camera instead. Seeing them in front of me, I was reminded of just how much the world offers.
“Wherever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
— Mary Oliver, “Wild Geese”