Last week, Somayeh and I went to check out a cafe called Wackers Cafe here in Frankfurt. This is one of the most famous cafes in all of Frankfurt, not only for their coffee but for their history. Wackers opened in 1914, and they are said to have some of the best coffee in all of Frankfurt. So I suggested we check it out (though Somayeh had already been before). Upon ordered, she got a coffee drink and I asked for a tea, she exclaimed, "Brooke, you want to go to one of the best coffee places in Frankfurt and you order a tea???" as she laughed. Good point ha-ha. But unfortunately I have tried coffee more then once and just cannot garner a taste for it. So I stuck with my tea, and we split a slice of cheesecake which was very yummy. For me, it was more about going to the place to check it out in general ;-)
|Inside of Wackers....|
|I found a place with delicious cheese danishes. YUM! But this is also to my detriment as cheese danish is one of my weaknesses ;-) along with all other sweets ha-ha. So I will not be going there often.|
|Thin crust pizza with onion, scallions, bacon and fresh cheese. Delectable.|
|Food with Judith :-D|
|Here is the invitation that I designed for our recent preschool graduation for our class, the Clever Cats.|
Then we had the kids line up outside and march in wearing their little graduation hats we had made. So adorable. Each one walked up, we handed them a diploma, shook their little hand and that was that. Afterwards, food and conversation followed. Very cool. I really enjoyed this.
This book is not one story but many, all intertwined. The stories are beautiful. A mixture of topics are touched upon, from betrayal, to earning back trust, the different kinds of connections and love we feel with different people, sexuality, relationships with our parents, friendships and more. This book explores so many of the emotional challenges of what it means to be human. It's a fast read and an easy one. But it's one that lingers with you after you have put down the book. The stories have staying power. Though especially the title story, "When it happens to you." A searing account of the inner heartbreak and turmoil a woman feels when she finds out her husband has betrayed her. And all the inner struggles and different conflicting feelings she has throughout this ordeal. This particular chapter is a gripping and deeply moving one. You will feel your own heart ache for her. However all of the stories are excellent. As I said, one of my very favorites. A great summer or anytime read.
Alright. I am off for now! More blog updates within 2 days...so stay tuned.