Dispatches from June 27
9 AM: Set off for a beautiful morning walk. On the way, I find this artifact:
Doesn’t it look like a set photo from some new television show, or a novel? Like the thrilling World War II-era story of a pilot who crashes on an island and has to fight to survive – until he finds love in the arms of a native woman who is more than she seems. Or a tale from the not-too-distant future, when global warming has wiped out all but a few humans. They scrape out a primitive existence, cut off from all markers of their former civilization, until one day, they discover a mysterious object amidst the trees that raises forbidden questions…
Noon: Visiting the Hilo Public Library. It’s a friendly place, and how often do you find an open-air library?! The stacks encircle a pretty green courtyard, and the breezes blow through. I get myself a non-resident card and check out a few books for the weekend.
3 PM: Just about wiped out from walking the 4.5 miles back from the library in the heat. Dozing and putzing.
6 PM: Celebrating my mom’s birthday belatedly with dinner at Cafe Pesto!
The guest of honor made the MVP selection of smoked salmon alfredo linguine with capers, sundried tomatoes, and mushrooms. Alfredo sauce is usually too rich for me, but this one was piquant, smoky, and light. And the restaurant gave Mom a free birthday dessert. Apple crisp a la mode with mac nut crumble… mmm.