yesterday was a blissful day. i went to see the amazingly talented jazz vocalist gregory porter and had a great time. smile all over my face pretty much the whole time great. behind me, stood a beautiful and lively couple. the wife was such a huge music fan and had so much energy that after porter played two songs, i looked back at her and said, “i want to go to a concert with you.” she laughed, but i was serious. at the end of the night, i gave her husband my information and reiterated the idea.
on the way out, the mass of people slowly inched out of the door. impatient to get to abc cocina to see a friend who works there, i wondered what was taking so long. near the exit, stood mr. porter himself, shaking hands and signing autographs. having provided me with a wonderful, heartfelt evening, i had to thank him. he truly and humbly gives himself when performing. the dedication to his craft comes across throughout each moment. his band is world class, and their energy was incandescent.
as soon as i arrived to cocina, i was greeted with love by several key staff members. i was seated, then the couple i just met called to tell me they were going to abc kitchen. coincidentally, i was right next door and asked them to stop by. we all enjoyed a wonderful meal. sidebar: yes to the guac and chips, cauliflower, mezcal cured salmon, brussels, beets, and mushroom and kale tacos.
the evening was full of laughter, warmth, and appreciation. there was so much open-heartedness and love. it was such a gift, and simply amazing. in the midst of these beautiful exchanges, i wondered what one word i could use to summarize my life at the moment. ‘charmed’ came to mind first and is actually quite perfect. it brings my attention to everything that’s right and working well and provides me with a certain clarity and optimism regarding everything else i would like to get in order. after realizing that, my bliss level shot through the roof.