– straight edges
– symmetrical circles
– right angles
– sparkling silver
Though there is a time and place for them, too
you don’t notice
– how straight a line is
– how round a circle is
– how eight minutes pass in 480 seconds
– green bits in your teeth till later
– that you haven’t slept since 4 in the morning
Because you are too busy being happy
The sort of happy that stays with you for hours, not minutes
and is not tied to things or places
Maybe just to people, the way they laugh, the way their eyes are kind and deep
Maybe just to the memory of that meal – the way the food made its way past your senses and into your soul, and made you feel
Maybe just to the crazy feeling that your toes are giggling, laughing to themselves under the table
be adequately spun into words
Pictured: salmon, ricotta and spinach ravioli with tomatoes; pork saltimbocca with roasted vegetables; tiramisu – thank you Ms Gudrun for cooking such a beautiful meal for us and for hosting a perfect evening!
This looks like a fabulous meal! (I’m particularly enthralled with the ravioli.) And I loved the whole post – perfection. ;)
I loved the ravioli too! Something about homemade pasta and little parcels of goodness :-)
Is that homemade ravioli? It looks amazing. Great comfort food.
Sure is! And thanks for visiting and for leaving a comment!
This all looks perfect to me!
Thanks Greg, it really was!
Wise words :-).
Thank you Alessandra ;-)
Oh I know that kind of happy! You got it just right! You Said it all and look at that lovely light shining on your gorgeous dinner! c
Hehe! That was all the sun-shining-through-the-window’s doing; I can’t take the credit!
I love the way you think. And I love that your words and your photos are REAL. Very inspiring.
Thank you Christina, your comment is encouraging!
Hi Mel, May is free for Sweet NZ, please leave me a message in the comments’ thread on my blog to confirm and I will upload your link.
my daughter likes your banner :-)
You are in!
Thanks Alessandra! Look forward to it :-) And glad your daughter likes my banner, I like it too ;-)
I enjoyed so much… your writing and your food photographs are amazing. The first one is very similar with our traditional Mantı (Turkish ravoli :) ) Thank you, with my love, nia
Thank you, Nia. I like reading your posts too! Mmm, Turkish ravioli! I have not come across it. Will google manti tonight!
Gorgeous gorgeous post Mel. You are such a talented writer. Had me smiling and nodding the whole time. Love muchly. xox
Aw, thanks Nessie! xo