In my euphoria over the election results (rendered all the more gratifying because election night did not go as planned, so my joy was paired with relief), I inadvertently published twice on Friday. (The pumpkin bread pudding was supposed to be for today – if you missed it somehow, it is worth scrolling back to find it. Decadent and delicious!)
So for today I just want to share these pics of our lovely breakfast at Snooze this morning. As I have mentioned before, our weekend tradition is to go walk one of the greenways and then treat ourselves to a yummy breakfast out. I wore my Nope shirt because yes, we must all come together, and yes, Biden will be the unifier he promises to be and will be the President of all states and people, but life has been absolute hell under Trump and I plan to leave out my signs and celebrate (read: gloat) for just a little bit longer.
The good news about heading over to Plaza Midwood to eat is that we were far more likely to find like-minded folks who were also in a celebratory mood than we would in our South Charlotte neighborhood (where the Trump flags and signs outnumber the Biden ones). We sat next to a lesbian couple, one of whom wore her “Love Over Hate” shirt from 2016, enjoying breakfast out with their adorable kids. We bonded with our waitress, Hanna, whose RBG facemask prompted David to show her the pic of me with Justice Ginsberg
when I brought the law school class I was teaching at Gallaudet University to meet with her shortly after she was sworn in to the Supreme Court.
What does this all have to do with food? Hanna surprised us with a complimentary plate of banana bread French toast (as scrumptious as it looks) and told us it was on the house because she loved my shirt. David and
I thoroughly enjoyed our extra treat but even more so the good will and cheer that permeated our entire meal… and day… and…
I am filled with hope as I write this. I am already so inspired by the tone taken by Biden and Harris, the fact that they are already addressing the pandemic that Trump ignored and exacerbated, and the promise this election gives to all who have felt threatened and marginalized during the last four years. I am planning on many celebratory meals moving forward!