hanging on the hinge between one year and the next. waiting for rita to pick me up. we’re on our way to ashok’s place to celebrate the arrival of the new year. spent the day with my folks, shopping for a teapot for my new place, scoping potential apartments for them to live should they choose to move here. lunch at alleluia. sorry jeff and leonard, a different spelling. yook see chow mein and yit lai cha, my new favorite lunch. yum. they drove me back to the little east side house afterwards. we drank the last bottle of wine from my summer in france five years ago, which i’d been saving for them. sad watching them trudge towards the bus stop in the late afternoon rain.