Hello Readers! If there are any! I was inspired by this lovely post to write something—anything!
Let’s see what have I been reading lately?
Lots of cookbooks! (I love cooking!) Enough that I want to buy a new bookcase sometime soon, so that I can have a whole shelf dedicated to my cookbooks! What would I keep on it? Food52’s Genius Recipes, Deborah Madison’s The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, Madhur Jaffrey’s Vegetarian India, Jane Brocket’s Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer (that is IF I can find a copy somewhere!), and Karen Page’s The Vegetarian Flavor Bible (I love this book!) I’m also looking forward to the new Food52 cookbook, and Julia Thurshen’s Small Victories very, very much!
There’s been some other stuff too—Diana Wynne Jones’s Conrad’s Fate (I have to say that I wish I’d started Jones with the Chrestomanci series rather than Howl’s Moving Castle—Howl made me feel slightly off-kilter, and so I ended up being more focused on the plot; the Chrestomanci series on the other hand puts me on a more comfortable footing with Wynne Jones’s style, probably because it has the familiar comfort of all the school adventures that I read as a kid!), Pussy: A Reclamation, some Betty Neels (my new favorite: Fate is Remarkable), Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost which is on perpetual hold at my library, so I read some, then return it, then read again, and return it—but mostly, I haven’t been reading that much.
In many ways, it feels to me as if I’m going through a period of wanting to know myself more. I’m sure there is a phrase to describe this—this wanting to burrow deeper within myself. To feel more of that core that I feel when I meditate, to live from this core, to be an expression of this core, to see the world through the eyes of this core, if that makes sense.
I can completely understand if you’re wondering whether I’ve gone off my rocker! This too is me, it’s just not something that I’ve expressed a whole lot of, here, in this particular space, before.
Anyhoo, I’ll end with my current favorite string of words which happens to be from The Poetics of Reverie:
Reverie sacralizes its object.
Wishing you all safe spaces, and happy hearts!