merry, happy, and above all, adventurous christmas and new years to you
to rafael, erica, kerry, karen,
kara, penny, paul, rebecca, jennifer, michael, dad, judy, don, dorothy,
carol, rachel, will, lorrie, keith, phil, arra, monet, dawn, brad, scott,
pema, tal, wendy, norman, chloe, the entire family dinner crowd, marin,
justin, sarah, et al... and it's a big et al...
it's been a year now here
in california, and i have been blessed with support and love and light
from all of you, and i hope i have a chance to cook you all dinner in
the next year.
it's been six months now here
in this house in hayward, soon to be left, it's very quiet here, at least
when i'm not cranking up orishas or norah jones. my fingers are cold,
i just got home, the heat is down, the night is cold, i drove in from
oakland, from a warehouse, in which i saw someone making a half dozen
apple pies in the midst of two hundred people, four bands, a lot of people
who make their own clothes. saw someone holding the fire extinguisher
while her/his boyfriend/girlfriend whirled long sticks flaming the heavy
smell of kerosene up into the rafters. all in all, an amazing production.
shortly after new years i will be heading east to spend at least the
spring in sarasota with my daughter, my lover, and my good friends. i'm
a lucky son of wonderful parents and i wish you all peace and love in
the year to come.
matthew high reynolds