it's the people, of course / by Maranie Staab

no matter where i go in the world, no matter how good the food or how divine the wine; no matter how breathtaking the sunsets or how pristine the beaches; no matter the art, the museums or the architecture, i have found that the only thing that holds the power to categorically change your experience, and quite possibly your life, are the people, the kindred spirits and souls that cross our paths as we make our way through this thing called life. 

tonight i am thankful for these folks, good wine, music and a simple evening that will forever remain previous.