1. Pickled herrings in jars (will you stay with me long enough for the flesh to grow sweet and delicious)
2. Horseradish vodka, for the end of the evening in Brody and I declare I can match you drink for drink.
3. Cherry varenyky by Brighton Beach, fighting and sorry and in love and standing between strangers you catch my hand as we leave the sea and I return to my city.
We drink to the men and to the women, to a magnificent summer in the attic. And I drink to grace and silence, to your new love, to Andrew and George, to beautiful Yenifker and to you and I closed now in a heartjar.
August 6th 2011. George, Andrew, Jo, Rebecca, Mark.