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“We were together. I forget the rest.”

Loving on a Monday

Well, friends, I’m feeling a little lighter than I was when I wrote my last post. Thanks for letting me get all that off my chest! Here are a few things I’ve bookmarked over the past days that are bringing a little warmth to my soul.

Lily Stockman’s new work… I love her… her art and her writing. One of the things I love most about visiting her blog is reading her thoughts on her time in India… like this:

“My friend Nicole promised me before P. and I moved to India that the place would seep into my bones whether I liked it or not; that it would toy with my psyche, punish my body, crush my spirits, and yet keep me coming back for more.”

Yup. That about says it. Here are some of her pieces I’m loving right now.

Stack of Tomatoes

The Way We Remember It

We’re having a rainbow chard moment over here right now. Rainbow chard: not exactly breaking news, but hey, some people discover things at different times, right? I picked up a huge, bushy bunch at the store one day and the Gent eyed it dubiously. The conversation then went something like this:

“What’s that?”

“Rainbow chard.”

“Rainbow who?”

“Chard. Rainbow chard.”

And then, later, when it was presented to him on a plate (accompanied by other things, not to worry), having been sauted with olive oil and red pepper flakes, he ate it up lickedy split and said, “Huh. Rainbow chard. Who knew.”

And now he knows. Now armed with the knowledge that he and Rainbow chard are simpatico, I did a quick search on Food 52 for chard… and up popped this recipe. Accompanied by a beautiful piece about our magical, strange hometown of Santa Fe and some outlying areas. What are the odds? I can’t tell you how much I love it when that happens. And no, I haven’t made this yet, but I’m planning on it!!

Corn Tamales with Swiss Chard

And speaking of New Mexico moments, I came across this beautiful wedding suite by SimpleSong. Suann’s blog was one of the first I ever started reading and I adore ALL of her work, but this really made my heart skip a beat for it’s simplicity mixed with those silhouettes that I just can’t get enough of. (There are people who are sick of the silhouette trend, but I am not one of those people.) Then, I read the invitation: It’s for a wedding in Santa Fe. Sigh. And the bottom line of text:

dinner, dancing, + bliss to follow

I mean, can you even? That’s getting filed away, for sure.

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One comment on “Loving on a Monday

  1. Desi
    November 8, 2012

    OMG those Corn Tamales with Swiss Chard look amazing. I love Lily too. She’s great.

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This entry was posted on November 6, 2012 by .

Jessica Clare

Preschool teacher, writer, trouble maker.

LIVES: Seattle. By way of Santa Fe, San Francisco, and NYC.
LOVES: John
DAYDREAMS:Strong coffee. Gourmet magazine. Stinky cheese. Date night with new strappy heels. Green chile. Going back to India. Unabashed displays of love. Vegetable gardens. Clean sheets. Unruly stacks of books. Breaking Bad marathons. Writing like Joan Didion ,Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Joseph Stroud. Cookbooks. French 75s. Sequins with jeans. Leaving love notes.
BELIEVES: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security.” Albert Einstein “The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love.” St. Teresa of Avila “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Joseph Campbell

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