Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Food for Thought

Though I haven't posted here for what feels like ages, my mind continues to return to this place wondering when I'll be inspired to write something new. For me this small corner has been a place to explore my creativity and inquire into the expansive universe both large and small. There is so much to experience and share, and still- I got bogged down. Initially I thought it was from the process of writing/drawing and recipe finagling; and that has undoubtedly been some of it. But I think a bigger part is that food is both metaphor and vehicle to explore the natural world, and when it comes down to it- it is hard to separate me (alternately, us) from it. I am dazzled and inspired by the beauty surrounding, but the counterpart is that attached, there is an underlying aspect of heartbreak. While I put great efforts towards expressing myself in writing, if I were to be truthful, there was an element held back in the name of equanimity. Not surprisingly, this growing awareness coincided with longer absences.

Now with the ongoing devastation occuring in our Gulf coast, I don't feel I have the luxury to pretend that my heart isn't breaking when I consider all that is happening in our environment. Please take the next 20 minutes to look at this video. If you are unable to spend that time, bookmark it for later! May it serve to educate, re-inspire, and re-dedicate our collective vision and efforts.


9 comments:

Lucy said...

Hi, you. I miss you.

What an amazing woman Annie is...planned obselesence (sp?)...shopping for spiritual satisfaction(??!!!)...I've never seen it explained so unpatronisingly and think it the best 20 minutes I've spent all year...

Thinking of you, and your coast and hoping hurricane season passes it all by...bloody corporations.

I owe you an email, my lovely friend. I've been bogged down, too; creatively and actually. XXX

Callipygia said...

Lucy- Dear, I've missed you too... deep in the muddle! Let's talk soon. I really appreciate the way the gaps in the story are filled in. I will not buy skinny heels no matter who laughs at me!

Chelsea said...

Who needs a recipe with all of this food for thought?

So much to absorb - really. I can see how one could be lost for words.

But - it's so nice to read yours again.

Callipygia said...

Chelsea- Your understanding words make me smile. Next time I'll definitely try to muster up a recipe.

Must be getting really warm in your parts eh?

Anh said...

I have wondered where you have been.. A lot of reflection, hey? I guess I've gone through something similar, but I can't put it down as eloquently as you did.

Will need to check the video out tonight when I'm home.

xtreme NO said...

Yes I agree with chelsea...Its really very nice to read yours again..thanks for sharing.

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Frozen Calzones said...

I missed you! Nice to read you again!

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