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to be blessed by spring + books

April 24, 2013

As the weather is slowly (ever, ever so slowly) warming back up, I find myself crawling out of my hibernation winter skin, where I want nothing more than to eat roast potatoes and watch entire TV series in shockingly short amounts of time. I am finding more craving for music and books and much less for the glare of a silver screen. I sat outside the other day, soaking up sunshine and reading Bon Appetit and I felt as if the world might split from the joy of it.

Today, I’m spending a morning off with a stack of books, cup of coffee, and OneRepublic’s new album “Native” on repeat. (Though if I’m honest, it’s been on repeat for about two weeks now. Really. I cannot, physically stop pressing ‘play’. It is actually that good.) I have found myself in the midst of a few books that are really just blowing my hat off (if I was wearing a hat) and I wanted to share.

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Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection by Robert Farrar Capon

“To be sure, food keeps us alive, but that is only its smallest and most temporary work. Its eternal purpose is to furnish our sensibilities against the day when we shall sit down at the heavenly banquet and see how gracious the Lord is. Nourishment is necessary only for a while; what we shall need forever is taste. Food is the daily sacrament of unnecessary goodness, ordained for a continual remembrance that the world will always be more delicious than it is useful. Necessity is the mother only of cliches. It takes playfulness to make poetry.”

Evidence by Mary Oliver

“Sometimes I need only
to stand
wherever I am
to be blessed”

Firstlight: The Early Inspirational Writings by Sue Monk Kidd

“Humans, I discovered, need stories the way we need air.”

What are you reading this spring?

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