Monday, August 11, 2008

~ sweet chamber

Just to say hello.

Seems blogging is like opening a long window onto a balcony and speaking a bit to the air. After I go back inside, a recorded message of what is said, waits--just for you.
Without your great comments, this blog would be dust mites. Thanks. :)
Just reveled in a hunk of Rosemary Kalamata Olive bread with tiny slices of sharp Vermont Cheddar. It made me remember reading Heidi as a child. The children woke and tore bread and hunks of cheese and drank goats milk out of bowls and later sat to watch the sun splash over the hills. Such simple things, and to this day, I can't tear a wealthy hunk of bread and not think cheese. It is so easy to please in this regard. :)
Provocative photos: Alison Brady via photo blog here.
Ms. Billie Holiday: Comes Love, etc
Can't paint over that portrait Van Goth ... paintings hidden underneath paintings can be found via chemical analysis of paint (minerals) and reproduced. Paint by elements. Fascinating.

Peace to you all; practice smile yoga, Link to



lynne h said...

what a great post! i'm smiling reading everything... and you've expressed perfectly how blogging seems to me. yes, without the comments it's dust mites for sure...

Christine said...

Thanks for this. For making me smile. For the cool links (pict-link a bit horrifying;). For the van Gogh. (I'm amazed as to where you find all this).

I like especially the no. 2 of your illos. Very cool.

And thank you for your concern. I am fine. It has happened to me, that my world has set so beautifully in perspective. I have a very clear sense of what is important, and what is not. It's a beautiful feeling I hope to hang on to (and wish I could give to everyone, loss-free).

See you soon. C

Katrina said...

just coming across your blog for the very first time-- how delightful! and i love that you said that part about dust mites, so true!

mary said...

I lingered over your words about the bread and cheese. Just lovely!

Marie-Louise said...

Time for talk again,
see you soon!

Jo Horswill said...

Beautiful post, thank you for reminding me of Heidi...I loved that story...
Glad you popped in.
Will look forward to wandering through your blog, it looks amazing.
Thank you for your insightful comment, too.

saloia said...

i have also drunk goat´s milk....strong stuff!

great links

kate said...

Thanks for reminding me about Heidi. That particular passage about eating big hunks of cheese and bread and drinking goat's milk from bowls really made an impact on me as a kid. It seemed so comforting to me. And thanks for all the other great stuff. Quite an eclectic mix!

Disa said...

your comments are wonderful too! i have been eating sharp cheddar and rosemary crostini- and red wine...mmmmm.

i always wanted the fluffy, puffy bed. a good place to blog...or cheese :)

Gwen Buchanan said...

Sometimes the simple things are best... just some bread and cheese please!

and Love your expression.. "Smile Yoga" my kind of yoga!!

Maria said...

lovely post! great links too. now i'm gonna eat some bread&cheese:(

sandra said...

foreign words are lovely and vocabulary grows and grows via blogging. i was having a huge smile on my face while looking up the word 'hunk' in a dictionary since i had no idea it meant anything else but a way to describe a man. now i'm going to start using it whenever i have the chance to describe a piece of bread, a slice of cheese (a hunk of cheese maybe is a bit vulgar...?). anyway, thanks! :)

gracia said...

I feel the very same way about blogging, too. Comments and conversational snippets make it all so rich. The dust mites can have something else instead.

be well, g

Mary-Laure said...

Ooooh, I love sharp cheddar....

Esti said...

Yeah, blogging feels pretty much like you've described... and comments... I feel those as pieces of a chain we are building and gets longer and longer... and longer.

Anonymous said...

Lot's of fun links as always:)

mansuetude said...

Thank you all!! No dust mites on this post. :)

Anonymous said...

Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

Thumbs up, and keep it going!