Last week, on my birthday, (March forth--the only command in the year!), I realized I wanted to do something truly memorable. Ted and I were planning to be in the Bay Area, and I began to think of who I knew there. The first who came to mind was one of my writer heroes Kim Rosen, author of Saved by a Poem.
Wouldn’t it be great if she would join us for lunch? I wondered. So, I sent her an email and she said “Yes, what fun!”
That success spurred me to remember what a great fan I am of Roger Housden, author of many of my favorite books (click on his name for a list) who lives in Sausalito. Kim had mentioned once that she knows him, so I asked for his email and invited him to join us as well. He said, (Guess what!) "YES!"
For the next week I had the best birthday lunch imaginable to look forward to!
Kim suggested a restaurant new to us, Piatti in Mill Valley, with a view of the bay.
Here are dishes from their lunch menu:
My main course was this Salmone: blackened Loch Duart Salmon with Yukon gold potatoes, roasted asparagus and Meyer lemon beurre fondue.
The company, conversation and cuisine were beyond my imaginings!
Now, what if I hadn’t had the courage to ask?
Can we afford any half-heartedness in the time remaining to us?