Those of you who read this blog will understand when I tell you that I had a stellar day yesterday. I took a ferry to the "other side" and spent the day with my dear friends, Robin & Roger, of New Dharma Bums fame! While they are not entertainment stars, in the manner of Madonna or Sting, in the blogosphere they have a huge fan/friend following, based on the beauty and wisdom and humor of their daily observations about life. A day with the two of them is like pure gold. We talked for hours, rode their e-bikes to the beach for a good walk, ate delicious food, talked some more. I think they are great models of how to live an integrous, simple, joyful life. They are tuned in to the natural world around them. They grow their own food, repair their own home, build things. They avoid the world of "consumer capitalism". They are deeply connected to their families and friends. They are concerned about the state of the world, and keep well-informed about world events. They write beautifully, take amazing photographs, and always have interesting ideas to share. I love spending time with them and consider myself so lucky that they have been my friends for many years.
Here's a photo of Roger cooking our delicious dinner. You can see that their house shingling project is still "in progress", but it's looking terrific. Thanks, you two, for a wonderful day. Now it's your turn to come to the island!