Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Thursday, February 24, 2011


I'm at the recuperating stage where I feel well enough to want to do things, but too weak to make much headway. I've noticed that when I'm sick at home for any length of time, I reread Laurie Colwin's books, Home Cooking, and More Home Cooking. If you've never read them, you should. Reading them is like sitting with a friend in her lovely kitchen sharing a cup of hot tea. (Be aware that you will want to eat comfort food while you're reading, but there's nothing wrong with that, is there?) I have added another ritual this time--reading SouleMama's archives. I read her blog on a daily basis, and I own her books, but it's also interesting to go back through her archives too. She is such an inspiring person, so welcoming and calm and thoughtful. Try it, next time you need a little comfort.


  1. Get better, we are finally getting this horrible flu/cold out of our house. Hope you are too.

  2. So glad to hear that you are feeling better! being sick is no fun at all. I'm just getting back to the computer so i will start with a Happy belated Birthday to you! Did you enjoy the picasso exhibit - we were going to go last week but two sick kiddos kept us home. we plan to go next weekend. I won't be able to meet up on Sun because greg is working all weekend and i'll be in williamsburg for hebrew school - have a great time and take lots of pictures. But i'd love to meet up - maybe this summer...? Thanks for the book links - those two are new to me and i can't wait to check them out. Have a wonderful weekend!