Friday, February 15, 2008

Hansel & Gretel




I've actually been writing this blog installment in my head for awhile and I'm finally sitting down to type.So a couple weeks ago we went to the beach. On our way home we saw this truck with the strawberry sign parked outside a small building. I thought it was strange that it said "open" when I knew it couldn't quite be strawberry season. We investigated....walked through the door to find a simple yet inviting space. There were counters holding trays of pies, cakes and scones. Jars of strawberry jams with little biscuits to sample. Glass cases full of macaroons, truffles and tarts. A cooler with a glass pitcher of strawberry lemonade. Boxes of organic kiwi, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and other winter produce next to a scale. On top of the counter was a cash drawer with a sign that said to help yourself and leave the money in the box. Also, another sign that said if you arrived on a bicycle to take 10% off. We felt like Hansel and Gretel except that no wicked witch emerged to shove us in the oven. It was such a magical wonderful discovery. As we drove away with bags of veggies and chocolate treats we felt a sense of true gratitude for having discovered this place. Being open to discovery is paramount at this point. What a gift.

3 comments:

Mrs. Pierson said...

Your lives are beautiful and rich. Keep living there. ENCHANTING!! love, mrs. pierson

Paige said...

Dear Kendra and Aaron--

Happy Valentines Day!! I have you on my mind and in my heart!! I iss you but then I saw these sweets and strawberry sign and wall filled by you!!!Oliver likes your blog and is writing and reading now!! He just spelled to me "I love You" Now he wants to write....thank you for giving me the treasures from oliver.
Wow he sure enjoyed doing that!! He will be a good writer too--Geminii's are great!! I love the picture of your new house _ I really am in love with it!! I just want to cut flowers in that yard and set them on the table with a big berry pie! I will come see you one day- but if you ever come to see your parents- Id really like to see you too! I am working very hard here, I was interviewed this week for a big agazinge for my exhibition at he museum _ I am also writing a business plan and am working on opening a small Jewish museum here in Mpls. I will be very happy with that!! I though of you on valentines day and found some of your heart valentines you made me in the past and admired your great work!! I am moving soon again with Olover- We are swithching condos with my parents- I can have a little dog there, so I will surprise Oliver with one for his 8th B-day this year-- 3 months & 3 days away....
I love you so much Kendra, I am so happy for your life and when I see your pictures I burst into happy tears and am so happy for you- you deserve to have the most beautiful happy life with love and beauty!!!! Love Paige

tracy said...

You two are much cuter, smarter, and less roly-poly than Hansel and Gretel. Still, you might want to find out where the woodsman with the big axe lives, just in case.