Wednesday, March 20, 2013

scintilla: day 6

Today’s Scintilla prompt goes like this: Many of our fondest memories are associated with food. Describe a memorable experience that took place while preparing or eating food.
Today is the first day of spring. On this, the first day of spring, it is 34 degrees where I am right now. There is snow on the ground from yesterday’s storm. My back aches from slipping and falling on the ice last night. I am wearing a sweater dress and boots for the umpteenth time over the past five months, which have been long, arduous, and freezing fucking cold. You can see the desperation for a little warm weather on everyone’s faces. We all look a little grey, a little sad, and a little dead.

There is a place in Westbrook, CT called Bill’s Seafood. In the summer, when we’re at the boat or visiting my in-laws, we will often go there. When I think of Bill’s, which I was doing just this morning, these are the things that pop into my mind:
*hot summer sun
*lobster rolls dripping with butter, with a heaping side of fries
*Styrofoam containers filled with steamers
*loud live music
*a packed deck with people drinking and looking at the boats going by
*my family
*shorts, sunburns, and laughter
*hitting the ice cream stand next door as we leave
I can’t think of a better recipe for happiness.
(Note: writing this post put a lump in my throat. That is how badly I need summer to get here.)

1 comment:

Chrisor said...

This seems to be one of the longest winters in recent memory. I didn't think I could be more ready for Spring to get here but reading about your summer eats has me even more anxious for warm weather and seafood.