Broadway...My destination was the cute new restaurant on the corner with the bright red awning...
...and thankfully today was sunny. The giant puddles that made crossing the street an Olympic sport were much smaller. I was happy the sun was out, but I still would have waded puddles and walked through snow for my brunch date. Even without the sun being out it would have been a very sunlit Sunday.
I was scheduled for brunch with a dear college friend. We'd lived in the same dorm for three years in college and when we both came to New York after graduate school we lived just around the corner and up the street, literally three blocks from each other. We'd fallen out of touch and now, by a benevolent turn of fate, we once again live just a few blocks away. Our conversation flowed easily, and in many ways it was as though twenty-five days had gone by and not twenty-five years. Of course there are big gaps and many stories untold. But what a gift to have the time and ability to fill in some of those gaps and even sweeter, the ability to make new memories. I can't think of a more sunlit way to spend a Sunday afternoon in February or at any time.
We both had walked by this restaurant at least a dozen times and wanted to try it, and weren't disappointed. The food was very good and the restaurant was charming. As a Manhattan restaurant there were very tight quarters, and though I hoped for a picture this was the best I could do.
I'd love to try an arrangement like this.
The rest of the day was quiet. I caught up on the New York Times -- crossword puzzle still to do -- and there's a pot of carrot soup simmering on the stove. I'm looking forward to "Downton Abbey" and then the online discussion. I took one of the Facebook quizzes, "What Downton Abbey Character Are You?" twice. I must have changed one of the answers and I was Lady Edith once and Anna once. I'm not sure I'm either, but they are my two favorite characters and I worry about both of them.
As always, thanks for stopping by. Take good care and have a sunlit Sunday night.