August 5, 2005
Bright announcementsLast Friday, David managed the near impossible and booked a table for ten that night. He had been busy with work and family and hadn't had the time to find a restaurant for Simone's birthday. He called in the early afternoon to tell me the time and place. I said I'd be there.
At seven, I hugged Simone hello. You came, she said. Of course, I replied and smiled at her. People slowly arrived and the waiter lead us to a secluded table in the rear of the restaurant, by a glass door that lead to the sidewalk.
Scanning the menu, David excitedly pointed to the Hen of the Woods, listed under the sides. It's a mushroom, he explained. Unlike any other. We ordered appetizers and sides. The waiter served a light Beaujolais. David raised a glass and offered a toast. We drank. Simone raised her glass and time seemed to slow down. Wait, wait, I said. What did she say? I asked, before she had said a thing. She was calling for attention. I thought I had heard what she said before she said it.
I'd like to propose a toast, Simone said. To my wonderful husband David. Who is soon to be a father.
listening to: Colleen, The Golden Morning BreaksPosted by eku at August 5, 2005 10:44 AM