Use it more than phone camera I remind myself. Wine photog, me, that’s me today. No joke. Keep looking at clock and wondering if it’s too early to leave. Can I leave yet? I ask myself knowing now is still a bit preemptive. Do I want to…. No, never mind. No more back and forth, it’s unhealthy remember?
Wine ideas and experiences converging onto page and begging for book. Wine I had in college, can’t remember but now I’d probably have some sarcastic statement. Not from snobbery but I have experience enow, I know wine and there’s a connection there – music, voltage, connectivity. Old pictures reminding me that this IS the story. That’s why I told SRJC no yesterday to the 1B section. To be back in wine’s story and pages, beats – FOREVER. Wien isn’t the pour, the bottle or even the vineyard but the thought reflections, the recognition that you’re alive and there with that art – glass and people around you, discovery and being. The music in the chair, the sips… wine has never been wine to me, that’s why I roll my eyes often at critics and “experts”, and those talking ‘bout how many goddamn bottles they have in their cellar.
No more distractions… wine is the BEAT, the list of songs I’m speaking from. Cabernet today of course being in Napa, but what else will the writer find. Who will I meet…. What will they say? Imagine it, I tell myself.
Need a break… shave and shower, pick clothes for day. Set budget. DONE. All things wine, all pages and words, characters, winemaking and waking early during harvest… that’s the aim – Drink Coffee, Write Wine Books, Be HAPPY. Easy business plan.