THE MAGIC IS ON FIRE!!!
The Magic! One of Joe's favorite restaurants! The place my kids think of as the place to go for a home-cooked meal (see tab on Joe's Favorite Restaurants). The horror!
Thankfully, the nearest fire house is about 2 blocks away and nobody was hurt. I believe firmly that the responding firefighters treated the restaurant with extra care and caution. The place is an institution here in Beverly.
I headed over to The Magic with Jack (who wanted to verify with his own two eyes that the place was still standing) today. I ran into the owner who told me they have every intention of re-opening as soon as all the paperwork and insurance stuff goes through. Jack smiled, relieved.
In times of such duress, I was forced to embrace my standard method of coping.
I signed Danny up for cello lessons.
Because we all heal in our own way. Mine usually involves adding new instruments to the kids' repertoire.