When I sit down and start to think about the people around me and the experiences we’ve had together, it always comes back to the kitchen.[Read more…] about Life Happens For Us In The Kitchen
We spent that winter swallowing grief and picking at Donegal Oatcakes with globs of creamy butter and cried between savory spoonfuls of delicate chawanmushi.[Read more…] about Comfort Food.
I’m grateful that our house is always full. There’s always someone there to sit with in the morning and talk about life over sunny side up eggs and a warm cup of black coffee.[Read more…] about Gratitude & Growing
We spent last spring hitchhiking in search of desert lilies. We were somewhere in Arizona or maybe New Mexico when he sat down on the road and asked how long we’d been wearing down the soles of our feet.[Read more…] about Me, You, & Hesperocallis
The house smells like cardamom buns. There are carnations on the table and my fingers burn against the ceramic mug in front of me. We’re talking about work and trying to decide what we want to do in the future and making plans and I just can’t stop thinking about how I can’t even decide what I want for dinner tomorrow night.[Read more…] about We Make 35,000 Decisions Each Day
As we grow older, we collect spaces. We store away moments in time and categorize them, tucking them away into the corners of our minds. These are the times where you can still smell the rain on the pavement outside or see the way his eyes crinkled in the corners when he smiled. That blissful happiness you once felt or the ache that rested in the pit of your stomach is at your fingertips at a moment’s notice. Even as we move on, these rooms stay compartmentalized and become part of us.[Read more…] about On Moving On
We sit in a small bakery eating rhubarb pie and sipping earl grey tea. She tells me she doesn’t feel the way she thinks she should. She complains that her house is cold and that the sliding glass doors are rattled by the wind at night. She feels no warmth in merino wool socks and heavy knit blankets. She thinks that he is going to leave her.[Read more…] about The Love Notes She Found