Like anything human beings take various things for granted. People, events, etc. Yesterday, my company planned a “summer outing”. This summer outing was to entail much eating, drinking, and social co-worker camaraderie to make your ears curl. Being the new kid in town and the distinct target for useless prodding into my social life — I was not looking forward to 2-3 hours trapped in a boat sailing around Boston. This event apparently is quite popular amongst the corporate companies. How interesting. Even though food and drink were plenty — lobster and an unlimited supply (it seems) of alcohol — I was starting to feel a bit caged. Then I walked out onto the deck. And this is what I saw.
The North End
At the end of our sail around Boston — I decided to take a stroll through the city and I stumbled across this.
Copley Square – Farmer’s Market
Apparently these are called Nosegay hot peppers.
And last — but certainly not least — this.
Click closer and you will see what I nearly had a heart attack while quietly perusing. CIDER DONUTS! Even though they weren’t freshly fried — I was in heaven. I may have frightened that lady in red when my eyes grew the size of golf balls trying to decide how many I wanted to take home. If you are ever in Boston on Tuesdays and Fridays — make a trip out to Copley and see what some of local Massachusetts farms
have to offer.
And so to get back to my initial discussion about taking things for granted — by the end of my day — I felt this resurgence of appreciation for the little things like food, flowers, relaxing strolls through the city, and wonderful weather.