We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

Jan 11, 2007

New York Day 1

Amanda and I took Alder on a long wander on Tuesday. We took the subway down to Canal Street and wandered through China Town and the East Village. We had high hopes of finding some funny junk to pass along to friends but we talked so much and only glanced at the street stalls. We did eat some great Indian food. Alder had his first saag and nan, he loved both of them.

That evening we left Alder in the hands of Grandma and Grandpa and headed to Brooklyn for a cousins dinner at the Good Fork. Ethan and Dan's loft in Willamsburg reminded me of a college dorm. It's in an area where most of the buildings are either artists studios or factories. You can smell the wantons being baked from their door step.

The Good Fork was amazing. The food was amazing and the space is great. Everyone kept saying that you felt like you were in a boat it does feel that way except the wood glows in a way that makes you feel as though you are out in the sunlight. There are details to the building that make me know that it's Ben's handy work. In the bathroom the door is weighted with roped wine bottle, it reminds me of the 'talking tube' he and their upstairs neighbor had growing up.
As for the food it is as good as the reviews. I had the duck but I could of had anything else on the menu. Dinner was filled with a few extras that Ben brought out. It felt really good to be some place that amazing and to know the people who are making it happen.

Talking with Sarah, Ethan, Amanda and Dan is so comfortable. We are all doing such different things but still we connect. Of course there was a lot of joking around and drinking of wine. Pictures will be posted soon.


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