4 Jan 2020

Tea is not just tea.

Tea is not just tea.

Tea is not just tea … When someone asks “drink tea” So just do not ask him Milk, sugar and tea leaves Made to boil For a cup of tea. He asks … Would you like to share Some sweet sweet memories Some teaspoon bitter Sad things ..! he asks for.. Would you like Share […]

31 Dec 2019

A Warm Welcome and Fond Farewell…

A Warm Welcome and Fond Farewell…

“Salve.” In Old English it means ‘healing ointment.’ To soothe. To heal.  To calm. To salvage. In Latin it comes from the words Salvō. To save. And Salvē. To greet. To salute. To hail! And here at the Pfister. Written for all of our guests and visitors to see. It is us wishing you our […]

25 Dec 2019

A Last Gift

A Last Gift

Stories of friendship and retirement, traveling the world, family, and the holidays fill the spaces between us.  Alyson is behind the bar. And Andrew and Joe (friends from long ago) and I are on the other side. Tales of where we have been and where we have lived, what we do and who we are […]

25 Dec 2019

ribbons and bows

ribbons and bows

the tree fills the lobby with glitter and light silver and gold ribbons and bows strangers and friends meet and share stories and laughter mark the end of the year filling the lobby with holiday cheer

28 Nov 2019

No Coincidences…

No Coincidences…

It was two days before I was to board my flight to India when I met them. Stephanie and Paula. Three strangers drawn together in the lobby of the Pfister over a cup of hot chai. It was ‘Tuesday Chai’ and I was not yet excited about my trip. Actually, just the opposite. Nervous. Anxious. […]

12 Nov 2019

Time Travel

Time Travel

From India to Beirut. Beirut to Amsterdam. And Amsterdam, home. Time Travel. Across four time zones. To a new day. And homemade chai here at the Pfister. Today I woke at 3:34am. To a full moon and minus six degrees. In India it was just after 3 in the afternoon and ninety degrees.  Memories flash […]