Daily Mind-ful 20 May 2017

When local retail serves the community in which it’s located, the stores aren’t jarring or incongruous as they are in, say, upstate New York, where villages and towns which were originally charming and idyllic are now marred by stores selling plastic tchotchkes made in China; it’s small (but intense) pleasures like my drive home through an arcade of trees and the heady fragrance of a rose enjoyed all day long which make living in the country, all worth it; despite the gorgeous weather, I’m still glued to the Rome Open; Djokovic ends up thrashing Thiem in the final, dammit.