Breathe In. Too hot to cook. Maybe we should go out to dinner. Breathe Out. Why not?
Breathe In. Let’s try going to the new place in Catskill. Radici. Breathe Out. It’s very hot
and they probably have no air conditioning. Breathe In. Air conditioning doesn’t matter.
We don’t have any either. Breathe Out. If it’s too hot we can go somewhere else. Breathe
In. The owner Frank was a barber for 42 years on East 53rd Street. He was born in
Calabria. Breathe Out. That doesn’t mean he can cook. Or that he can’t. Breathe In. We
ate there two weeks ago. He cooks the way his mother did. Breathe Out. The meal will be
good. And we can ignore any other realities in a hot and good restaurant. We don’t have
to discuss Joe Biden. Breathe In. Think about good food. Breathe Out. After dinner we
can walk to the new ice cream store. It’s only two blocks away. Breathe In. They have
Janes Ice Cream. Breathe Out. The owner makes her own toppings. Breathe In. Some
people say eating is a meditation. Breathe Out. Maybe eating is just eating. Good enough.