LCBO tonight (The
Liquor Control Board of Ontario) or the store where you buy
your alcohol, I apologized to Steven for not winning the
lottery. The vast Summerhill LCBO store, a former
turn of the century Train station, brought back to
life by a brilliant architect Phil Goldsmith, was in
an oddly festive mood. A workers' strike is predicted
for midnight (just about now) and the shelves were
practically bare -- something I've never seen in the
years we've shopped there. Torontonians already
faced with a two-day-old garbage strike, were not
about to go without wine and spirits just as summer
hit. No! So they were stocking up like mad before
It is our wedding anniversary today (June 24), so we bought
champagne to toast one another. Back to my
apology. I'd like to win the lottery so I can buy
my friend's house in France, and give it to her.
Alas. I didn't win again. But then I brightened.
Taking Steven's free hand as we drove along I said,
well in reality I did win big time -- because I spend
my life with you. Then we both smiled. I won't say
no to winning the lottery, don't get me wrong. But
a happy life is the ultimate gift. I have that, and
am equally blessed to know that it's true.
Have an enjoying-celebrating-life day.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
- Barbara Muir
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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