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I have many recipes that require tinkering and refining. These do not. The recipe for the pots de creme results in the most delicious dessert imaginable. The mushroom toast is my other favorite from this book, and I've made a few of the different veg ...more
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I was so deeply moved by this book. It is rare that a book so full of important historic detail is also so compelling. I've been talking with my friends about it and none of us have been able to put it down. I grew up knowing the reality of the murde ...more
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I would actually give this a 3.5. Very engaging, fully drawn characters. Good dialogue. Highly improbable story line (I'm a Scrooge, but I could never buy in).
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Mary Oliver
“I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.”
Mary Oliver

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Line in nature is not found;
Unit and universe are round;
In vain produced, all rays return;
Evil will bless, and ice will burn.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anne Lamott
“You can either practice being right or practice being kind.”
Anne Lamott

Naomi Shihab Nye
Kindness

Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.

Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness,
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing
inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.

Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and
purchase bread,
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
It is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you everywhere
like a shadow or a friend.


Colombia”
Naomi Shihab Nye, Words Under the Words: Selected Poems

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