Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Cider

“He Looked and smelt like Autumn’s very brother, his face being sunburnt to wheat-colour, his eyes blue as corn-flowers, his sleeves and leggings dyed with fruit-stains, his hands clammy with the sweet juice of apples, his hat sprinkled with pips, and everywhere about him the sweet atmosphere of cider which at its first return each […]

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On Failure & Potatoes

  “A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” ― Salvador Dalí “What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty […]

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The Joys of Rice

  “It is because they have no fear of death that people fail to enjoy life―no, not that they don’t fear it, but rather they forget its nearness.” ― Yoshida Kenkō, A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees “Rice is a beautiful food. It is beautiful when it grows, precision rows of sparkling green stalks shooting up […]

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Limits

  “The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.” ~ Rumi “The sky is not my limit…I am.” ~ T.F. Hodge “You might as well be dead. Seriously, if you always put limits on what you can do, physically or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll […]

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Fullness

“You are never in lack, you are always in fullness, realize it and live it.” ― TemitOpe Ibrahim “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into […]

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“Wild Apples”

Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits. Let the most beautiful or the swiftest have it. That should be the “going” price of apples. According to the Prose Edda, “Iduna keeps in a box the apples which the gods, when they feel old age approaching, have only to taste of to become young again. […]

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