the thoughts flow. i wonder why i don’t bring a moleskine with me where ever i go. probably cause i don’t have a moleskine. but i always have a pen. pilot v5 extra fine. always. thankfully right now i have a napkin. somewhere i was reading that writing is the loneliest occupation. or was it reading? or both? i think it was in that interview with Chuck Palahniuk.
i like weird. it calms me. tonight i walked over to a vegetarian buffet restaurant called govinda’s. the food reminded me of the free hare krishna meals on campus that i avoided. vegetable curry. rice. pasta with a pesto sauce. salad. who knows maybe it’s even a chain. the logo is very professional, as is the dining room decor. there’s lucky bamboo on every table.
behind govinda’s is the community market, which i discovered online while searching for things to do in santa rosa. but you can’t see it from mendocino, the main north-south strip, so driving by i wasn’t sure if it existed anymore. it reminds me of weaver street market in carrboro, without all the hustle and bustle. it’s just a natural foods market with the same weird healthy stuff that feels familiar and exotic to me. fruits and vegetables, european butter, tofu-based everything, tahini galore, items for sale in bulk, quorn and amy’s and garden of eatin’. no meat that i could identify.
i will be grocery shopping there this weekend.