Sunday Reader #100sharesproject 41/100

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“Five years from now, you’re the same person except for the people you’ve met and the books you’ve read.”  ~John Wooden

 

 

Sunday 29 May 2016

41/100

 

I am a collector.

I collect books, buttons, quotes, beautiful paper, tea cups, recipes, ideas, images and words.  I may also have more than two sets of salt & pepper shakers…
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I want everyone in the land to be as excited about all the things as I am.
If I like you, and we’re having a real conversation,  
[The only kind I truly like to have.]  then I will ask you what you’ve been reading.  And I will inevitably tell you what I’ve been reading.
If I like you, I share.
I’ve been exchanging reading lists w my children since our homeschooling days.  We still share GIFs, movie trailers and articles on the daily in our family text.
My favorite Sunday mornings include quiet, brunch and time to catch up on all the content that has been sent my way.  I sift, I wander and I savor delicious words and ideas.  I usually pair my reading with beautiful food out on the deck if the weather isn’t distractingly hot & humid, or by the fire in the winter.   

I slow my mind and my soul and enjoy the intake.

That’s part of what the #100sharesproject is all about.  Sharing more often and more expansively.  Here are a handful of the beautiful readings that have come my way over the last two weeks:
[NOTE:  The last two weeks have been heavy with loss, I would dilute this exchange if I pretended otherwise.]
  • The Bluestocking Babes [the book club I’ve been meeting w for 10 years] read The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.  A glorious read.  Beautiful language and a wicked complex plot through the eyes of several narrators.  Wonderful if you like a challenge.  Not a book to pick up and put down as you’ll have to remember where you are and who is who.  Block off some time and dive in.  I read it on a plane from Seattle to Atlanta.  Perfect.   A favorite quote:  “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”  Y’all.  Go savor this book.
  • Becoming Wise An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living Krista Tippett  I am enjoying this book the way you slowly eat a fancy chocolate bar.  Breaking off a piece at a time.  Saving it for just the right time.  I’ve read passages aloud and it seems to me that I’ve underlined almost everything I’ve read.  This is the quote on the dust jacket:  “I’m a person who listens for a living.  I listen for wisdom, and beauty, and for voices not shouting to be heard.  This book chronicles some of what I’ve learned in what has become a conversation across time and generations, across disciplines and denominations.”
 
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Food Pairing
 
Cinnamon roll waffles [put cinnamon rolls from a tin in a waffle iron for 3-4 min.]
top with pepper jack cheese
avocado
maple syrup drizzle
pepper flake
 
fold over like a taco 
add prosecco
 
Enjoy!  BE in your life,
Betsy
By | 2016-10-19T14:20:24+00:00 May 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

About the Author:

I create containers for words and paint and I fill them. I craft safe, sacred spaces for people to wrestle, create, heal and shout from the mountain tops.
 
And I teach people to do all of these things for themselves.

  • Kathy Mercure

    I used to read fiction a lot, but over the last several years I seem to be doing more work-related reading, or sometimes sadly, Netflix. (Hello, I’m Kathy, and I am a binge watcher). When I was reading I loved nothing more thank to not move from the couch and read from the time I got up until I’d finished a book. Perhaps it’s time to turn my attention back to this great past love of mine and see if there is any spark. The books (and of course Rob Bell) sound wonderful.

    • Kathy – Yes! I have felt the void that happened w the ease of Netflix. I love that you’re looking for a spark. [Honor the heart. ;)]