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One last love song for this week, and simply one of the prettiest songs I’ve ever heard.
Brooklyn is covered with snow, but I just met a friend at a nearby restaurant for a summery meal of lobster rolls served with piles of French fries and haricots verts. Then, walking home after lunch, I put on my iPod and listened to this summery song, which takes its name from a variety of peach. Peaches make me think of the greenmarket a mile from my house, where I shop every Saturday through every season but winter, and all of the anxiety that shopping at a greenmarket brings. (If I take too long eating breakfast and reading the paper, will all the strawberries be gone by the time I get there? What if I buy these peaches and then see better-looking peaches at another booth? Does the bi-color corn really taste that much different than the yellow corn?) It’s now almost 4:00. Around this time, the apartment starts to get dark, but the snow descending on the streets and piling up on the windowsills has filled the rooms with a warm yellow reflected light.
Also: Having a pet deer, it turns out, is not all that different from having a pet dog.