I might try to convince you to love these little Elke Brenning Seefeldt ceramic buildings as much as I do. There’s just something about their earthen twistiness. They make me think of Dr Suess and Lithuanian folk art and fairy tales and when I spy them in their usual spots [...]
I’d offer you a seat in my favorite chair. A perfect chair, kind of like the perfect dinner guest, easily slipping in with any crowd. So perfect that when it and its twin arrived in my living room last summer I wondered if anyone would be able to tell I’d gotten new additions. And I [...]
You might find me listening to my ‘study’ playlist. This is the playlist of pieces I am trying to learn, hope to learn, or have learned and hope to polish, whether on the organ, piano, or guitar. It’s an eclectic little group, to say the least:
Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace Mormon [...]
you might find me trying to undiscombobulate myself. This week I’ve just not been able to get back into reality. If on Wednesday you spend the day thinking it’s Tuesday but finally realize it must be Thursday… no, wait, let me try again. Wednesday was Tuesday and then it was Thursday but it never was [...]
I’d probably serve you something with lime. Water with lime slices… green pancakes with lime butter from Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook Plenty… a squeeze of lime to brighten the taste of a smoothie or homemade hummus… fish with a wedge of lime on the side.
Limes make me happy. Do they make you happy?
You might catch me listening to Lower Lights. I keep thinking I’ll get tired of their album but I haven’t yet. Hymns don’t have to be stuffy at all.
you might catch me listening to this Radiolab broadcast. For the third time. I’ve been looking for ways to overcome myself and my own lack of motivation – this episode features people doing just that.
I’m not one to care so much about awards, but I’m thrilled that Radiolab has won a Peabody award. [...]
I might take you for a drive to look for random moments of highway bliss. We would open the sunroof and the windows and drive past the river flowing fat and slow like the river in the Wind in the Willows. We could count the forsythia beginning to burst into bloom. Our playlist would consist [...]
I might show you a couple new pages in my sketchbook.
pencil in hand-book sketchbook
Have you ever seen someone doodling who could really really doodle? Elaborate and beautiful doodles that made you wish you were bored so you could try your hand at them and then made you realize that you just weren’t [...]
I might have to warn you about the glitter. I’ve been wrapping presents. The glitter from the paper is everywhere. It’s in my hair, on my clothes, in the seams of my couch. For one brief paranoid moment while I was changing lenses on my camera I thought maybe it was in the air. Enter [...]