Favorites June 2012

June 26th, 2012 2 Comments

 

I have a lamp made of agates.  Sometimes I turn it on because I need light and sometimes I turn it on because the warm glow and the intricate design of the rocks makes me feel better.

As the first memorial for Mom comes to a close I have been pondering how it all works, this life and death thing.  Sorry—no real answers here, only mullings and musings of Life, the Universe and Everything.

I remembered how recently I turned on the lamp of agates (even though it is not necessary in this season of long daylight) and found myself standing and staring for quite a while, lost in the beauty of it.

This morning I had another thought: perhaps we all are like those dazzling agates—the light radiating through us reveals our different and complex patterns, giving a glow to the room.  And perhaps the light is always on, but it is only when we choose to see it that we allow the luminosity to reach us and to warm us…

 

Like I said, there is much ruminating and reflecting lately.

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This is another photo from the Montreal Botanical Gardens (2009).  A moon door image seemed appropriate for the times.

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This post doesn’t have much to do with food, but there you have it.

I hope you enjoy some of these diversions!

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Just something to make you smile…   Whimsical Street Art 

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Five Healing Spices

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“Reconciliation” by Installation Food Artist Jennifer Rubell

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I think this chair by George Nakashima was used by elves in Rivendell

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Awesome grocery bags

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This video has been around a while but it is still incredible!

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Review of Cascabel—it’s Edible Alien Theatre in the real world—Rick Bayless meets the Looking Glass Theatre

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Shantytown Sound Library Dithyrambalina —musical architecture of New Orleans

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Start your seeds in eggshells

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An amazing website about dying consciously  (thank you Jana)

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These are all photos by Scott.  Thanks Scott. 

Sometimes blur can be lovely.

2 Comments

  1. Parker says:

    lovely post ruth, thinking of you a lot lately… and in connection to the dithyrambalina in new orleans as well. my mama and aidan visited it and found it nothing short of incredible! we all think an EAT is in order, concocting something inspired by the dithyrambalina in decorah! perhaps that will be…
    love you,
    parker

  2. Parker says:

    oh gosh, can i add how much i love the dying consciously website too? what powerful and blessed stuff there. thank you thank you for that!

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