Saturday, March 20, 2010

Picture this.....

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As the sun reaches the horizon over the treeline, a fire pit burns near a patio behind a home. The coals of the fire pit glow with the intensity of the exhaust on the starship Orion, and on a rack over the coals there sizzles various shish kabobs. Steak and sweet onions, squash, and large mushrooms marinated in olive oil and pepper. Near the fire a bowl filled with hot peppered gravy, waiting to be splashed on the seared steak and veggies.

On the patio, two people recline in Adirondack chairs. Near to the hand of one, a cold Yuengling lager, The other... an Amstel. Both bottles show a sheen of condensation, even in the rapidly cooling evening air. A few antique Dietz lanterns cast a warm glow, burning scented oil.

Soon, so soon... the sliced DelMonico steak has roasted to perfection over the fire, and the onions sear and sizzle in happy accompaniment. The mushrooms blacken on their skins, as the juices inside steam and cook. Plated, it all falls together under the mantle of peppered gravy.... tasting all the better for the clean cool air twisting in gentle breezes.

The plates are soon cleaned, and both sit back in their chairs and stare up at the clear evening sky. A cup moon graces the view, as stars appear in the darkening sky like candles across a clear lake. Holding hands, sipping cool lager, and simply existing in a moment of perfect happiness.

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So..... how is your evening going?


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