By the quiet glow of marmalade

marmalade
“I allow myself
the luxury of breakfast
(I am no nun, for Christ’s sake).
Charmed as I am
by the sputter of bacon,
and the eye-opening properties
of eggs,
it’s the coffee
that’s really sacramental.
In the old days,
I spread fires and floods and pestilence
on my toast.
Nowadays, I’m more selective,
I only read my horoscope
by the quiet glow of the marmalade.”

– Dorothea Grossman, “I Allow Myself”

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  1. “It’s the coffee that’s really sacramental.” Indeed…..brewing a cup of the sacred beans now… 🙂

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  2. WLS – from the smell as it brews to the first sip sliding down my throat..coffee – nectar from the gods. And marmalade is pretty damn good too.

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  3. Makes me want to go and buy some, right now!

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  4. yes, mimi and david, the sacramental coffee line called out to me, i guessed you would not be surprised, and i so understand that. and i also love the slow, warm glow of the marmalade approach to life.

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  5. Making coffee is a morning ritual, though the ritual has become much shorter. I used to grind the beans; now we use pre-ground coffee. I drink it with a little cream. I love the smell, the taste, the feel as it warms my throat and clears my head. Toast with marmalade and coffee is a perfect combo; crunchy, sweet and tart all meddling into one, washed down with fresh, strong coffee. Yum!

    P.s., I enjoyed ksbeth’s post.

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  6. Wonderful, in so many ways. Thank you, David.

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  7. Good Grief. Nuns do have fun. Coffee with that please. Tank ya.

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  8. “I only read my horoscope
    by the quiet glow of the marmalade”
    I like that – something about that wants to make me laugh!! 😀

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