“We were together. I forget the rest.”
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:
“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.