Recipe for happiness in Khabarovsk or anyplace
One grand boulevard with trees
with one grand cafe in sun
with strong black coffee in very small cups
one not necessarily very beautiful
man or woman who loves you
one fine day.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti at City Lights, San Francisco
This is a quote I wrote down in San Francisco sixteen years ago when I visited the famous City Lights bookstore where all the beat poets hung out. We won’t be going to Khabarovsk so I’m glad it is a recipe for anyplace! I’ll definitely try it on the road but since we don’t leave for two days, maybe I can find a little happiness in my hometown before I leave. Now where to find a grand boulevard with trees around here?