Friday, September 28, 2007

On a Clear Day

It's a clear sunny day. This is how it looks when you look out my bedroom window where I write every day. My son took this photo a couple days ago. He's a creative, contemplative, stormy artist- son of a creative, contemplative, stormy mother.

I have no major problems that I know of, today, to tackle and hurdle over.What I have is life- before me- and in me- and ahead of me. So I'm going to do what I usually find myself feeling the urge to do when "issues" have settled down to a reasonable low roar, and the weather is almost cool and inviting enough to do so: I am going to bake. Call it my yoga.

I make homemade bread, pies, apple crisps, cakes....all sorts of delectables- but only when I feel things are not spinning out of control in my life. Of course many things are out of my control, but what I mean is, I bake when there is some semblance of order in my life, a tiny degree of sense and sensibility reigning in my home instead of manic panic and disorder of all kinds. (I know, I know, you all have organized, beautifully managed homes with no scenes or drama whatsoever.(smile) Leave me your comments on what that's like!)

It's fall, my favorite season of the year, school has started off rather well this year for my kids, and I am starting to get that "look through the cook books" urge. It's a feeling that beckons me to make home smell as good as it should feel: warm, inviting, and sweet enough to nurture you but not too sweet that you feel sick. So I'll be baking breads and muffins, banana cake and madeleines. Starting this weekend. Maybe starting tonight.

Because, right now, it's a beautiful day. "On a clear day you can see forever"- or at least you can see far enough ahead that you feel like today is a day that will let you do the little things in life that make life...good.
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Anonymous said...

Wow! I love the view from your window. It is beautiful! All you can see from mine is my neighbor's overgrown trees!

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that finds baking cathartic. There's something about creating something from nothing that is so refreshing. I wonder if that is God felt when He created things. Maybe that is why we find it so rewarding.

Jennifer Mondeau said...

What a refreshing break in the day! I love escaping into your storyettes... wish I could be there to enjoy the baking with you, instead I think I'll do some baking myself tonight and have some virtual time with you : ) p.s. Alex is an awesome photographer!!

Old Fashioned Girl said...

Your view is to die for and I'm sure your baking is too ;p

Angie said...

Can I be so bold as to invite myself over to have a madeleine and visit with you on your back porch, pleeeze? Talk about an inspiring view! How precious it is that your son has an appreciation for such a thing. He really captured it. Peace and blessings to you, Angie

Lauren at Faith Fuel! said...

You are ALL invited to have a "virtua" madeleine with me this afternoon-
(I better get baking! How many are stopping by?!)

Mike said...

My favourite season too. You have a very talented son. That's a beautiful photo.