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Small Pleasures (Interlude)

There are days that cry out for solace. Taking care in the ceremony of small things can grant measures of comfort and joy, like brilliant little diamond splinters shining in the palm of your hand. Take the time and attention to make a small effort at satisfaction. What form it takes might differ for each of you.

But for example, there is something sublime in filling your favorite glass, solid and versatile, with a quick and no-fuss cocktail, like a Negroni, and serving yourself this aperitif along with some smoked salted almonds, perhaps even mesquite-smoked almonds, if a friend was kind of enough to take you along to Trader Joe’s some snowy weekend night. Note that you should present these almonds to yourself in a nice little glass bowl or the like. Something fine that you might use for company. Because you are your own best company and should treat yourself as such.

And if you can top off the entire experience with an episode of Archer, so much the better.

P.S. As I did not have an orange peel for my Negroni, I used some orange bitters instead.

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