Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Musings (July 28, 2014)

The written letter; an archetype of human nature, if there ever was one. And, I do believe there is, because I received one in the post, and it was like reading her heartbeat from the other side of the world. It was like my birthday, a month early, and so far, it's been one of the best birthdays ever. 

(That along with the new lens (!) that my mother bought me as an early present. Thank you to the moon and beyond!)

I believe there's a certain danger to writing letters, full of equal parts thrill and apprehension. When you send a letter, you're much less sharing something with someone, but giving it to them. Once sent, a letter cannot be deleted or edited, which is very unlike the means of connection we use today. Once sent, it is, literally, out of your hands, placed into those of someone else, who will, hopefully, successfully deliver your letter to the final recipient. And you can only hope that your carefully-depicted words will be taken in with the right intent. It takes a great leap of faith to send a hand-written letter.

Despite that, I've been writing. Ruthlessly, actually. Which is also why I don't have many links to share this week. I haven't had the time to mosey around on the internet. Life's a great abyss, and it demands to be lived. So, enjoy what you can of these links, but remember to always return to yourself. Go this week, gently. Take the time for tea, to write, to read, to watch the last of the summer sunsets. Enjoy, everyone.

-Mine would never turn out this perfectly, and I'd probably end up with a four fingers or something gruesome of the sort, but if I had the tools, I'd definitely try to my hand (ha!) at making my own DIY Wooden Spoon.

-Oh gosh can you even imagine the morning light?

-Gabriel never fails to disappoint. This might actually be the third Musing I've mentioned him in, but it can't be helped when he starts whipping out gorgeous Chocolate Meringue Cakes with mountain tops of fresh berries.

-The farm sign down the road has officially changed from strawberries to sweet corn, and I can't stop thinking about the Sweet Corn and Blueberry Oatmeal that I made last year. It sounds dangerous, but I swear it tastes like pure magic. I'm also cringing at the post's photos, but I'm planning on updating the recipe sometime this summer.

-And if you're hesitant about adding corn to your breakfast, here's a post on Food52 on Everything You Need to Know About Corn.

-This week on Oatgasm, we had two black forest recipes (baked and in a jar). So, because we're already on a chocolate cherry roll: these Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Crepes from Twigg Studios look to die for.

-And apparently there's a real Black Forest in Baden-Wurttemberg Germany that looks like something out of a fairytale.

-To see my other musings, click the "Life" link at the top of the page!-