In the sub-zero cold, my daughter’s car cranks over after a long hesitation. Start, or not? Oh, February. So much effort.
The girls are gone skiing while I’m painting the kitchen. The cats move around from stepladder to drop cloth. Meanwhile, I listen to Dolly Parton’s America podcast. I had no idea Nelson Mandela was a fan of Parton.
The girls return with their cheeks bright red, cold and hungry.
Here’s a poem from Ensouling Language.
It is good knowing that glasses
are to drink from;
the bad thing
is not to know what thirst is for.
— Antonio Machado
7 thoughts on “Painting the Kitchen the Color of Cake Batter”
I love peeking at people book shelves. I see some recipe books that i have on my shelf too!
Some of those famous ones are really good! And then I have a few that I never seem to use, but still haven’t removed yet. Somehow, you always reach for the same ones, don’t you?
I have a copy of “Ensouling Language” on the way. I am intrigued. I love Dolly Patton’s attitude toward life, her song writing, her philanthropy.
Dolly was a brand-new world for me. The podcast is terrific! I hope you like Ensouling Language as much as I did.
I am sure a book so appreciated will be a pleasure to read. ❤️
Great poem. Deeply enjoying the Line Becomes a River, btw. Thanks for the loan.
So glad you like that book. I loved it, too.