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on a taxi, and being cheerful

There are moments in life when good cheer is at a deficit. It’s no one’s fault, but you’ve looked under the cushions, in the back of the refrigerator, you’ve peeked into the neighbor’s yard and interrogated the donkey lazing on the corner, and you simply haven’t come upon any good cheer. Not to worry. There is a formula. It consists of the following: Bright yellow walls added to bright green leaves, Multiplied by an airy courtyard, plus friendly patrons. Multiplied again by sweet and spicy juices, the freshest around, and a menu to satisfy the most discerning palette. With the addition of friendly faces, and beautiful spaces, all divided over good company, squared for good measure. And what do you know, just like that good cheer sprung forth, just in time for lunch. Where have you found good cheer, lately? . . sending joy from Taxi Bamako, café and petit hotel, Rue 224 Porte 1018, Hippodrome.