Though I haven't posted here for what feels like ages, my mind continues to return to this place wondering when I'll be inspired to write something new. For me this small corner has been a place to explore my creativity and inquire into the expansive universe both large and small. There is so much to experience and share, and still- I got bogged down. Initially I thought it was from the process of writing/drawing and recipe finagling; and that has undoubtedly been some of it. But I think a bigger part is that food is both metaphor and vehicle to explore the natural world, and when it comes down to it- it is hard to separate me (alternately, us) from it. I am dazzled and inspired by the beauty surrounding, but the counterpart is that attached, there is an underlying aspect of heartbreak. While I put great efforts towards expressing myself in writing, if I were to be truthful, there was an element held back in the name of equanimity. Not surprisingly, this growing awareness coincided with longer absences.
Now with the ongoing devastation occuring in our Gulf coast, I don't feel I have the luxury to pretend that my heart isn't breaking when I consider all that is happening in our environment. Please take the next 20 minutes to look at this video. If you are unable to spend that time, bookmark it for later! May it serve to educate, re-inspire, and re-dedicate our collective vision and efforts.