slow foodFriday October 3rd, 2008 | categories: Uncategorized
today marks the 2 year anniversary of when we began kismet at 207 barre street in montpelier vermont.. we purchased the existing business and went from the signing to the bank to the space, where we and our wee children lifted tiles, took down partial walls and began deep cleaning and organizing.. it has been a slow process, but hearty and fluid and fast moving..
today marks the first vice-presidential debates involving a woman.. unfortunately, the woman representing the “woman” is not my favorite.. i feel concerned and intrigued and nervous… where is this world headed? a question bigger than me, i guess, bigger than any of us alone, i guess.. but together, together we steer—but where?
ok.. that was deep, but, you know life is deep and dark sometimes, and like raw unsweetened chocolate, or hot peppers off the vine, not un-enjoyable…just have to know what to do with it, i suppose. so with the awareness that our current food and fuel crisis are at a critical point, owning a restaurant has become a heavy and serious matter.. kismet is doing fine, which continues to bring me comfort, but i still feel like our success is completely dependant on others.. how do we give back, when we can only just give to ourselves? we give what we can–but what if that is only a little bit? how do we make this work, show that little things matter, feel the success of our success when our success is so vague?..
we step up, like ballerinas on toe, yogi’s on one foot, or eager lucid farmers in february with lights and seed in hand in a dark basement, we do what we feel called to do, we stretch a bit further and try something brave..
in honor of all that everyone who supports kismet has done for us in the last year, in honor of all who have waited patiently for us to evolve, in honor of all those who are suffering financially, we have decided to stretch and experiment a little further..please read below- i think you may find this interesting,
we have decided to do something different….
i have so much more to say on this subject (and i haven’t even touched on the snail picture in the top right hand corner)- but i will say that slow food, small communities, big risks, and trust are involved— and everyday, we all know it applies to us..
In our work at kismet, we have been very fortunate in our experience.
At the moment, most everyone we know
is being affected and is concerned about current fuel and food costs.
With love, Crystal & Alanna
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