(and abandoning our "communities built for one")
I tabled at local church’s peach festival last week because they invited local nonprofits to do so (I work for a regional land trust). Bowls deep and wide with vanilla ice cream were piled high with this summer’s best peaches. And it was a delicious and beautiful communion for all—really, truly for all! No homogeneity here. And I got to feast and call these folks community too. My favorite was a guy named Chip who showed me photos of irises on his phone.
Yes and amen. Took a real deep breath as I read this.
One of my favorite essays from you. Thank you
The basil aoli sounds wonderful. Do you chop or process the basil leaves?
Beautiful writing and expression of that often languid push and pull of summer. Do you know about using those spent berries to make a shrub?
I so enjoy your writing :)
Our refrigerator died without me noticing. Had to throw out lots of stuff. I'm fortunate, I have a back up frig. I also have a freezer...my privilege allows me to buy another frig. I feel guilty for long enough to do refrigerate research and figure out when to move money around. I have to remember who we regularly share meals with :my daughter's family and my four grands and my 92 year old adopted great grandmother( for my grands, not me). My comforts and blessings allow me to continue to keep my table open to family and friends whose eyes I need to look in. Those blackberries look amazing. Thanks for the new read.
I haven’t picked our blackberries yet, because I worry I will just leave them to ferment by accident.
My god mother, Joyce, often quotes Desmond Tutu, who once said, ‘life is untidy.’ It helps x
Morning all. 3 things to share.
1) Did I say Martha is more & more my favourite disciple. Please imagine every time someone talks her down, I'm pulling my Maggie Smith from Downton face.
2) August has been tough. Al has been through it w/ her health (again!)
3) We did 'no mow may' in our garden this year. We've got crickets and butterflies as a result.
Good Looooooord i love this. Just beauty.
So so appreciated your words. It's so easy, at least for me, to start down that rabbit hole of shame. But to see God through it, to let God be there through it, and recognizing the blessings and forgiveness he has for us - that's pretty awesome.
Ahhh. Amen. We are not in trouble.
We are here in the garden together.