A Toast


"When a horse learns to buy martinis, I'll learn to like horses." S. McQueen

To the dawn of the new season

and the awakening of the soul

To the idea that the little things matter

To those we miss

To family

To friends who don’t waver, and to whom we never will

To those serving our country, without politics

To my grandfather who wasn’t afraid to whack me with his cane when the occasion warranted it

To passion

To the perfect pairing of food and spirit

To another day in the books

and the possibilities for tomorrow

To random questions and unorthodox answers

To the echo of  the strings as sweet music is created

To open doors and the hopeful knock of the bold

To a well crafted pint

To all that we have to offer one another

I salute you.