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twitter.com/Iona_Watson:

    Yes, it’s the fluffy Miramax version of the very real battle I and so many other Recovering Catholics struggle through — what all us bourgeois encounter and react viscerally to in Rimbaud  — Stifling, Trifling, Mock Morality vs Exuberance, Passion, a more thorough exploration of the intricacies of what is right and wrong. Color versus darkness, flavor vs blandness, freedom vs regime, the world vs the village. Before I had words or a map to navigate my feelings, I knew I didn’t belong in my provincial suburbs. It took a trek to the deep hippie woods to figure out exactly how to get back to the city and truly explore the depths of myself.  I’m still finding things, I’m still getting illuminated to elevating revelations. It’s a struggle, all those years of oppression. Shaking off the layers of them, getting through the superficial ones, going beyond what the surface of things developed. Finding and delving into terrifying fiery pits previously unknown. I’d rather this, though, than everything Alfred Molina’s character struggles with.

    Yes, it’s the fluffy Miramax version of the very real battle I and so many other Recovering Catholics struggle through — what all us bourgeois encounter and react viscerally to in Rimbaud — Stifling, Trifling, Mock Morality vs Exuberance, Passion, a more thorough exploration of the intricacies of what is right and wrong. Color versus darkness, flavor vs blandness, freedom vs regime, the world vs the village. Before I had words or a map to navigate my feelings, I knew I didn’t belong in my provincial suburbs. It took a trek to the deep hippie woods to figure out exactly how to get back to the city and truly explore the depths of myself. I’m still finding things, I’m still getting illuminated to elevating revelations. It’s a struggle, all those years of oppression. Shaking off the layers of them, getting through the superficial ones, going beyond what the surface of things developed. Finding and delving into terrifying fiery pits previously unknown. I’d rather this, though, than everything Alfred Molina’s character struggles with.

    — 2 days ago with 2 notes
    #chocolat  #Miramax  #culture wars  #bourgeois  #Rimbaud  #catholocism 
    Putting this gorgeous, sophisticated French market display of herbs (right), next to a picture of Plimouth Plantation (left)—which is, relative to the entire world, practically my backyard growing up—makes me feel like my South Shore hometown is a smidgen less provincial than I complain it is.

    Putting this gorgeous, sophisticated French market display of herbs (right), next to a picture of Plimouth Plantation (left)—which is, relative to the entire world, practically my backyard growing up—makes me feel like my South Shore hometown is a smidgen less provincial than I complain it is.

    — 2 days ago
    #herbs  #herb gardening  #france  #french markets  #plimouth plantation  #massachusetts 
    Today’s adventure in inspiration.

    Today’s adventure in inspiration.

    — 2 days ago
    #herbs  #gardens  #gardening  #herb gardening 
    From “The Traditional Home Book of Herbs” by Michael Janulewicz

This picture is in the first chapter of the book and immediately made me think of the show “Outlander.” Isn’t that show great? Has feminism, history, Scotland, magic, medicine, war, spies, herbal medicine, and the supernatural all wound into one gigantic premium channel TV show with a lead character that’s a woman and one of the hottest leading men ever, Sam Heughan—there cannot be enough shirtless scenes with him—anyway, I’m digging into my herb book in case I fall through a time warp.

    From “The Traditional Home Book of Herbs” by Michael Janulewicz

    This picture is in the first chapter of the book and immediately made me think of the show “Outlander.” Isn’t that show great? Has feminism, history, Scotland, magic, medicine, war, spies, herbal medicine, and the supernatural all wound into one gigantic premium channel TV show with a lead character that’s a woman and one of the hottest leading men ever, Sam Heughan—there cannot be enough shirtless scenes with him—anyway, I’m digging into my herb book in case I fall through a time warp.

    — 2 days ago with 2 notes
    #outlander  #herbal medicine  #herbs  #herb gardening  #natural medicine  #medicinal herbs 
    On Margot Adler →

    This is just the strangest thing to me. I’ve been slowly making my way through “Drawing Down the Moon” but had to put it aside for a bit for nonpersonal reading assignments. This weekend, obviously—since I made the post—I had the time and inclination to get back into it, without knowing she was ill & so close to the end of her life (in this iteration at least). And now today we learn she is gone. This book of hers, Drawing Down the Moon, is so important to so many people. To make a mixed faith metaphor for a moment, it’s what gives so many wandering people a Paul on the road to Damascus moment. I wouldn’t know how to figure out myself better if it weren’t for this book of hers. We have lost much in the loss of this soul in her most recent corporeal form. Wherever you go next, please know your words live on, in me and countless others. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    — 3 weeks ago with 1 note
    #margot adler  #neopagan  #neopaganism  #earth religion  #nature religion  #wicca  #wiccan  #drawing down the moon  #npr 

    ricardog91:

    Arthur Rimbaud, L’enfant terrible.

    (via edgarwhitmanwilde)

    — 3 weeks ago with 8 notes
    #Rimbaud  #poets 
    Intermarché - "Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables" - YouTube →

    Right on! Although thanks to imperfect vegetables not being sellable, as an employee at a local farm, I was able to eat lots of veggies for free. But I’d rather the whole world know that a weird carrot and a “perfect” carrot both have the potential to taste delicious.

    — 3 weeks ago
    #food  #food waste  #vegetables  #the inglorious fruits and vegetables  #France 
    incidentalcomics:

The Writers’ Retreat
For the July 20 NY Times Book Review. Thanks to AD Nicholas Blechman and editor Pamela Paul!


I like how accurately the writers’ workshop is portrayed. That’s a chainsaw that guy’s wielding. Seems about right.

    incidentalcomics:

    The Writers’ Retreat

    For the July 20 NY Times Book Review. Thanks to AD Nicholas Blechman and editor Pamela Paul!

    I like how accurately the writers’ workshop is portrayed. That’s a chainsaw that guy’s wielding. Seems about right.

    (via thegirlandherbooks)

    — 3 weeks ago with 4637 notes
    #writing  #writers' retreat  #cartoon  #humor