Words

On remembering long-gone friends:

‘...THESE FARAWAY BEINGS ARE FIREFLIES...EACH ONE A BIT OF PHOSPHORUS , A LIFE THAT BRUSHED MINE AND CAUSED ME, IN ITS GLOW, TO EXIST,

AND NOW THEY SIT ON MEMORIES WINDOWSILL...’

Quote: Dorothea Tanning from Between lives, An Artist and Her World

Image: Firefly Chandelier © Artist Michele Oka Doner

Music, art, food - these are my passions. I live for these. You have to travel with your eyes and your ears open. To absorb culture; to absorb knowledge; and then, like that, you evolve.
 

Massimo Bottura, Chef.

On Christmas ...
I claim to be festive phobic. However, I know that I escape it to avoid the loss. Part of me found something to love in the awfulness of it all, a series of now-missing someones. Bear this in mind should you find yourself lamenting “having” to spend Christmas with your family: one minute you have to, the next you can’t.

from Hannah Betts, We Should Cherish Christmas, The Times, 21 December 2016