Sunday Morning

But if anything will soften me, it is food: dumplings, apple pie, sweet tea. A huge silent relief that is stillness passes through me like sun, a warm tongue on the cub’s crown, the thought of being thought of. Breath becomes easy.

~ A. K. Benjamin, Let Me Not Be Mad: My Story of Unraveling Mind

Notes: Photo via ilyfood


  1. That looks so good. I think I will bake a pie for hubby. Yes, he would like that. Happy Sunday xo

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  2. Ah, well, yes, well said 🙂

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  3. True and this picture said it all. In the stillness the taste is beautiful

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  4. yes.

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  5. Coffee, coffee would soften me right now!

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  6. Relax... says:

    “The thought of being thought of.” The older we get, the more that means to us. This is your third or fourth recent quote from this book, so I looked it up. Wow, the reviews. And his history — wow, again! The book’s on my list!

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  7. Apart from the quite delicious looking photo I was struck by those wonderful words. What a talent!!!!

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  8. Christie says:

    Well, that is something…Hot cocoa, Apple pie and I think Caramel ice cream, dusted w/pwd sugar! I just ate 1/4 cup of an Island Creamery vanilla ice cream topped with a spoonful of Nectarine-Rhubarb(our garden) and Dark Cherry Jam he made yesterday! <<< Unreal such a medley…Now one more 1/4 cup of vanilla ice cream with 2 spoonfuls of Warm Blackberry(r garden), Blueberry and Tayberry(garden), Jam from the overflow jar while the other full jars are being water-bathed…and currently the temp is 71.6 and climbing to 85…glad NO More mid 90's for the next week…and the neighborhood is so quiet… PS he cuts Way back on the sugar amount by 2/3….

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  9. Christie says:

    Each batch of jam – Eight precious jars of each flavor. added to the earlier strawberry rhubarb make 24 sparkly, yummy jam…plus the overflow remainder jars in the fridge…later they’ll might be spiced pear jam, fig, or apricot? I will miss the peach amaretto jam (peaches are expensive, I so love Peaches)…The sweet lady who grew the Concord Grapes passed away a year and half ago, so no more grape jam…She had a wonderful smile and such a distinctive voice…she always had her hair just so….we drive past the farm often – the husband took down all the apple trees but left the vines, unkempt…

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  10. Christie says:

    Your Susan excels in baking I bet she is or would excel in jam making! She is a girl from Michigan after all… heck you might enjoy the process of jam making!

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