I stepped through the door to a vaguely familiar space. Suddenly memories from an older time came flooding back. But this time things were different. It was a time to discover the new in an old new place.
…Edith Piaf, Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin, Gillian Welsh accompanied warm evenings and sunny mornings where talk turned to the beauty of Marilynn Robinson’s Gilead, or Rachel Carson describing sand. I came home refreshed and started reading about Rachel Carson.
“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility. ”
Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder
I was present and seeing the old familiar images in a new light. So beautiful. So grateful.
One morning I found a cookbook, Dishing Up Maine by Brook Dojny on the bookshelf. Late in the afternoon, after walks on trails in the woods, visiting 3 familiar shops (with the same 3 cashiers), Sweet Z and I called it a complete day. I set out to make the Best ‘Bangor’ Brownies.
Walnuts are toasted
Butter and chocolate are melted
And then this happened
Sweet Z and I did what any couple might do on a Saturday night. Brownies with candied ginger ice cream appeared, a warm fire blazed from the woodstove and we settled in to watch a film noir movie. A recent movie genre I was happy to stumble upon.
Thank you for reading!