|acrylic on canvas, 14"x11"|
I enjoyed a splendid milestone-eve yesterday. I was working, but was surprised by a lunch visit by A. bearing a 3 flava pint o' soft serve from Ron's Ice Cream here in Beacon. A pleasant lunch hour stroll during which, from Blithewood Mansion, we took in a wonderful of the Hudson....and a Bard coed sunbathing topless. Later a savory dinner at Salinas Tequilas in Wappingers Falls. Finally, at home, I was presented with a thoroughly dense and rich Oreo cheesecake from Adams.
The symmetry of this day has me thinking back 20 yrs ago when I spent it in Veigy, France at the home of the famille Aubert, with whom I was staying. I remember the homemade cake (I believe a tart) we enjoyed that evenning, and looking back at my journal entry I see mention of a block of watercolor paper I received from the family.
Two quiet observances of this anniversary. Both equally fulfilling and memorable, and doled out in equal intervals.