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the small simple things

on Nov 1, 2013 in deeply personal, home and garden | 3 comments

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coffee and pumpkin cream cheese muffin.  mmmmmm.

These days it is the small simple things that bring me comfort, a hot cup of coffee that started with the careful grind of whole beans, the smell wafting up around me before the water is perculated and a pumpkin cream cheese muffin that brings me back to baking the pumpkin and scooping out the meat and blending up the ingrediants to bake again, the warmth of the heated oven and a good book’s words swimming in the fragrant air.

There are so many things in my day to day life that I have no control over ranging from the dip in temperature and light, the actions of other people, the lies manufactured by a society that sometimes leans too far into the darkness for me to comprehend emotionally and so I hold fast to those simple things that I can affect, how I spend my spare moments, how I chose to eat and live and spend my left over hard earned dollars, who I listen to, how I move in the world, how I react to who I have to listen to, to read and discuss life with along with the careful words I chose to identify with my self.

There is a fragility that exists alongside the strength that pours down the spine of this life, this living and I have fully begun to realize that the small and simple things are not so small and simple afterall, they are the strong thread that ties me to my choices, to the core of myself.

3 Comments

  1. Caryn

    November 24, 2013

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    Beautiful post. Funny, I check in here rather infrequently…sometimes your blog spontaneously pops into my head and I’ll come to see if you’ve posted anything new…and I always find just the thing I need to read at that moment. Really love your words and images both. Thank you. xo

  2. Angie

    November 2, 2013

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    Such a powerful post, lovely lady. I couldn’t agree more.

    I must try a pumpkin cream cheese muffin.

    • jojo

      November 10, 2013

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      good reminder for me. no control, yes. many things. it is a comfort to remember that both the fragility and strength exist side-by-side. xo

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