Day Thirteen

Updated: 5 days ago

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Today is a day to be outside The Yellow Café and admire all that grows around its perimeter. So many beautifully scented flowers and shrubs that stretch towards the sky not knowing what colour they will be until they fall into full bloom. There are roses climbing up a natural trellis of broken tree-branches and their colours are amazing too. I wonder if rosebuds wonder too before they break open and say hello to the big world what colour their petals will be as they come of age. Maybe some are disappointed when they turn out to be red instead of yellow. Maybe others want to be pink or a cream colour, I’ve no idea. I think I may have had too much wine last night because I don’t think I should be worrying about disgruntled roses. Sadly they cannot choose the colours in the same way as an artist selects his palette but I think it’s only me that’s bothered by it. What’s your favourite colour? I think mine is a violet tinge. You can look at an artwork and see which colours bring comfort to the artist who painted it. Here is an example of a brilliant piece of art. Try and work out the artist’s base and prominent colours, it’s a great way of passing some idle time.

Anticipation by Gill Bustamante

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It was only a matter of time before we had to bring a qualified chef into The Yellow Café ranks. After all, our customers would soon tire of the home-made soups and scones we produced without such culinary skills. I’ve always enjoyed being hands-on in the kitchen but as the numbers through the door have grown in popularity then so has the demand for a more varied menu. Daniel isn’t too please as he’s had to expand the rows of vegetables in the garden due to our new chef’s demands, but me, I’m delighted to have more time on my hands to enjoy the art, music and literature that we see and hear at the café. I will tell you more about the chef, Pierre Dumont, very soon, but for the moment I’ll leave him alone and let him get on with his creations. I have a new album to bring to your attention. Take a listen, you won’t be disappointed.

The Fine Line Between Loneliness and Sorrow by Gustavo Bertoni

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Books, just like people, come in all shapes and sizes. Some are big and can be hard going and some are small and yet important. It adds fuel to the statement that you can’t judge a book by the cover. It’s what’s inside that is important. People can be full of surprises too, you get to know someone and then you turn to the next chapter and you’re completely thrown. This book today is such a book.

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

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That’s it for today but tomorrow you shall hear all about Pierre and his plans for a new menu idea. He has something very special up his sleeve, apart from his arm.

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