Grasp the tomato firmly in one hand and pull it from the vine. Hold it to your nose and inhale deeply. Cut into careful slices, they don’t need to be perfect. Lay them on a plate.
Take a fresh ball of mozzarella, the best kind. Cut into slices and lay them gently on your tomatoes. Steal a slice for yourself, give half to the dog because he’s been watching so patiently. Sprinkle with salt. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
Wash a handful of fresh basil leaves. Savor the smell left over on your hands. Bunch them up and slice them then scatter them over your tomatoes and cheese.
Cut a few slices of fresh Tuscan bread.
Pour a glass of day old wine.
Enjoy your day off.