June 27, 2003Customers
GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS from Arnold's Way!
is the 27th of June, 2003, 10:15pm, the hour of going to bed. It is the moments
when all thoughts of healing, of war, of being still, should be kept to a tiny
thought of what to do tomorrow morn. The
midnight darkness, the quiet still, the loneliness of being alone, all come
crashing forward like tiny dragons that need no repeating.
It is on these thoughts that I write this weeks newsletter.
I write for no other reason than to be infused with the golden light,
that words have to be spoken and thoughts have to be shared.
I write of my store, I write of my customers. I write of the day-to-day
challenges that we as a people face on a minute to minute basis.
It is within these timeframes that we as a people, as a nation, as a
single individual decide what to do, what to eat.
So I close my eyes and test my memory of the many customers that come
walking through my door. Each day,
each face, each millisecond is a revelation of what truth is and what truth
could be. I think of Monday, it was
a typical day, not worthy of mention, but worthy of a word to be printed. I sit
in silence desperately trying to remember the conversation of a couple from
Florida. Nothing really unusual
other than the fact that they were visiting, checking out Lansdale, checking out
Arnold's Way, the only place in all of Pennsylvania in which they could feel
comfortable eating in their diet of choice, raw.
What is the meaning behind the meaning?
A middle age couple, nothing unordinary, until they began to speak, their
words, their hope, their actions, to carry peace in their heart and love in
their deeds. I heard of their
volunteer work by dressing as clowns just to hear children laugh.
I could go on and on but I close my eyes and imagine that for no other
reason they go an hour out of their way just to eat a simple healthful meal,
they volunteer their services to be clowns only to see kids laugh.
Do I stop there? It is
Tuesday and I knew we were having a special guest to our cafe.
A visitor from San Francisco. A visitor named Sky, a week in advance
stating that she was coming. A
visitor who has been eating all raw against all odds and wanted to experience
eating in an all raw cafe. We are
one of only about 10-15 in all of the country. Tuesday was her choice of coming
and she only had a short time. There was no other day, no other hour.
I too waited, for Sky was special, she was committed on a minute to
minute basis. For no other reason, than to make a statement in life of whom she
is and what she is about.
Sky and I never met. She
waited for her perfect time to arrive and because of circumstances I could not
That in itself is just the beginning, I think of Monday, I think of her
child, Leah. I think of her
struggles, I think of what she understands as to be her truth.
To think of her want to start a raw food support group.
Against all odds, for no other reason other than no other reason.
I think of Wednesday. Each
day, each customer. Each bring a
special way, their way of being. Wednesday
was Ginger, who traveled from Los Vegas to see her family in Philly.
Ginger knows, Ginger understands. Ginger
was one of my customers from Manayank. Ginger
dealt with disease, dealt with truth, dealt with commitment of doing whatever it
took. When in Philly, there was no
choice but to come to the only raw cafe in Pennsylvania, located in downtown
There are stories and there are stories, each of us has a path.
now will stay open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights till 9pm., though
the kitchen closes as 8pm.
Friday evening special is our famous banana whip sale, buy one, get the second
at half price, from 6-8 pm. Homemade pizza $9.95.
evenings from 5:30 -7pm. We will feature a movie showing various speakers
telling of raw food information.
who was hired only a couple of weeks ago, knowing nothing of raw food, eating a
standard American diet, soft spoken and shy with a voice that is barely audible,
has become empowered by the very thought of what a change in our lifestyle can
effect not only our lives but that of our children.
She is on fire, knowing that if changes don't come, not only will
diabetes continue to rise at astronomical rates, but also cancer, leukemia and
other so called incurable diseases.
In August Nikki will be giving 4 classes for children and one for women
who will see through this young girls eyes why it is so essential to start to
change not only your lifestyle but that of your family also.
Stay tuned for dates and times.
is August, every Saturday, 10:30-noon, a children's food prep class will be
given. It should be fun.
Hands on, with take home recipes and tastes.
Cost $50 per family for 4
weeks. Or $15 per class.
August 31, 6 - 8 pm. Nikki will
give a raw food demo on the secrets of why it is so important to listen to our
innate wisdom of what is our truth. Yummy
samples included cost $12 and pre-registration required, class size is limited.
in August, "Eating for Beauty" is a Ladies Special.
I cannot overemphasize the importance of attending.
We are living in a world where women are the guinea pigs for extraneous
medication and surgery. Take action
and learn the options for a better way. Give
us a call, 215-361-0116
group every Sunday from 1:30 to 3pm, check it out, a nice bunch of people.
Saturday of every month, I give an easy food prep class for beginners, learn how
to make easy recipes, 5 minutes or less, such as soups, salads, spaghetti,
cheese, bread etc. $10 per class,
and pre-registration required.
Monday, Jason Mattson teaches an extensive food prep class.
A new class starts the first Monday in July and lasts for four weeks.
Cost $100. 6 - 8:30 pm. Class size is limited and pre-registration is a must as
this popular class always fills up.
Lawrence has joined our staff showing the fundamentals of Yamana Body Rolling.
It is Health Fitness & Massage all rolled into one, an innovative approach
using balls designed exclusively for this work.
Cost is $28. TBA
6, Joe Meszaros, Mr. New Age Man, innovator and motivational speaker, creator of
the Raw Element, which in my opinion is the best raw nutritional bar on the
market today. Also inventor of our
new raw pizza crust. He is an
ex-body builder, well versed in the martial arts and Chi Kung.
He will give a food demo and dinner for $20.
Pre-registration a must.
19, 10:30 - noon, Rebecca Debus will give an Introduction to Life Healing
Workshop featuring the importance of emotional healing and meditation.
Cost is $15, pre-register by calling 610-666-0411
REMEMBER we have great organic produce at almost wholesale prices:
1 pound $5.
apples 3 pounds $4.50
1 pound 1.19
apples 3 pounds 3.75
.69 a pound
5 pounds 3.65
dates 5.49 a pound
4 pounds 3.45
peppers 5.50 pound
2.95 for 6 oz
sugar babies 4.99 each