Throwback Tuesday

Not far ago this year I got this beautiful greeting card from a BFF. Quite unexpectedly and surprisingly. Well, it’s not just a card I would say. Even if the gift it was attached to, a nice white and brown colored handbag with a red woolen pompom I couldn’t help but have been wearing and showing around since then (chuckles), is handsome on its own.

I must say that I didn’t expect any present this year. May be because I slowly feel the weight of time lowering deeper and deeper on my shoulders and I realize that biggest joy and fulfillment are to be found in small things. Some call it wisdom (more chuckles).

But back to our topic. The card is made out of light wood. It appeals to my nature side by its simplistic rawness. Its perfume brings me back to my teenage-hood where I used to explore woods, smell at trees and fallen broken branches. At times I found myself pushing the experiment to some extend… Have you ever tasted wood? Not like a child but with the consciousness of an adult. Well, I did. This greeting card brought me back to the time I was spontaneous and open for adventures, not caring much about how it looked like to other people or about the consequences. That is consciousness of responsibilities some will say again (smirk). Nowadays, consciousness goes together with caution and deep thoughtfulness. Added to it the busyness of our daily routines, there is not much left to oneself.

So letting things go through my mind is like allowing myself to recall who I really am and where I really want to be. Not-so-off-topic and then, knowing or been remembered that I am fabulous to somebody I surely cherish is kind of a great feeling and grants me another glance at the essence of life: That smooth but solid anchor in the middle of a swirl.


Sunday Feelings

Hello everyone 🙂

I always wonder if a weekend could last at least five days, just in order to balance with working days.

I always have the feeling time is running through my fingers like warm fine sand, and I cannot get enough things done within this small bunch of hours.

It is like waking up on a Saturday morning full of good intentions for the day, and taking a moment to admire both sun rise and sun set parading in front of your eyes. With busy pictures and sounds rushing like a fast forwarded movie. So beautifully noisy with a bouncing colorful lightening and so hypnotic that you first realize it is Sunday evening when the show is already over…

Well, on such weekends I am very happy when I succeed in finding time for a cheering-up homemade Sunday treat. One of my favorite, which I unfortunately not make very often anymore, is puff puff. Also known as Beignet or Makala, it is a round slightly sweet pastry (see image), which is, in its simplest variation, made of flour, salt, sugar and water. One of the richest variation I know is additionally made of cornstarch and ripe bananas. All quite simple to make and very tasty. When it comes to the final part, of course eating the warm freshly fried, outside crunchy and inside soft and elastic pastry, it always feels like a big achievement. Yes. It does. If you have not yet experienced that feeling, then maybe it is time for a short break in your very busy weekend?

Happy Sunday ☀️