Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy Times

Once in a blue moon, some person walks in Organico and I can't help myself making friends. It is hard to live in a transient place, people come and go and it becomes hard to open up to strangers you know they will leave in a few days...Still, someone like Lizard, is pretty rare to come by. You won't miss her in any way. She is from NY, so of course she is extremely difficult with her orders but also she is super sweet and funny and weird, she would find a way to make you do everything for her. We ended up naming a drink after her. Lizzle Dizzle, ice coffee with frozen banana and almond milk. Yum!

Rumi again...

What draws friends together
does not conform to Laws of Nature.
Form doesn't know about spiritual closeness.
If a grain of barley approaches a grain of wheat,
an ant must be carrying it. A black ant on black felt.
You can't see it, but if grains go toward each other,
it's there.

I am planning work trip to Nashville soon...I need to visit the south! Baking Fairy on the go! Just before Lizard left, we stayed in a fancy smoochy hotel in San Jose, went to shopping spent all our money on incredible dresses, went to dinner, made friends with the owner and gladly accepted 30% discount on our bill. The most fun part at the end, poor girl's facial clay. Trial size celebrity skincare...


Valentina said...

The joy of friends

Lana Shlafer ( said...

Hi Ozlem,

I came to your blog through a series of weird serendipity circumstances. I was on Sarma Melgainlis's blog and saw your comment posted in July, 2007 to her blog titled "Sex, Pain, Madness and One Lucky Duck". I relate to both you and Sarma and feel that you are both farther down the road that I am heading down. I also lived in the Bay Area (came from Russia when I was 12, grew up in Burlingame, went to college at Berkeley and then worked for Citigroup in San Francisco) and two years ago moved to Long Beach. I am transitioning out of the corporate world and into yoga, raw food and wellness in general. I have a strange love affair with Costa Rica although I've never been there. I spent many months in Baja, Mexico where I studied and taught yoga and people there kept telling me about Costa Rica. And my surfer boyfriend has been there many times and we are planning on going together soon.

I am not sure why I am writing you in all this detail, but I guess I am just in a place of wanting to see a light at the end of the tunnel, to know that someone is living their dream, doing what they love in a beautiful place. You dissipate such joy writing about your cafe and your life! I have this strong urge to use my savings and just buy a ticket to Costa Rica and stay there for a few months. And meet people like you! Maybe I will....

Thanks for the blog and shoot me a note if you ever have time/desire!