Tag Archives: food

reading menus…

Menus leave me muddled. Even in English, here they’re mysteries. There is a whole page of reindeer meat specials thousands of miles from a sniff of snow. On another, plated palmistry is offered alongside deep fried frog and stomach stew.

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breaking bread…

The sun rises. Fire petals light the concrete tangle of bowed buildings pretty in pink. Blaze blooming back up to the sky. It is hard to sleep when God is at your window and I wake, weary, 5 am reluctant, … Continue reading

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food glorious food…

My trip started with a Taco Bell. Two plastic forks can speak of companionship even when the plate has little else to say for itself. It was good to have my foodie expectations lowered. It was a kind of preparation … Continue reading

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I will miss you…

My bag is half packed and teetering on a baby pink bathroom scale that has seen better days. I have the tickets, the flight schedule. I’m braced for one degree in flip flops, for the first freeze. I’m wondering why … Continue reading

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my spice-hot heart…

At one we gather. I make a mess. They laugh; like me better for relinquishing culture and cutlery, for so happily, wholeheartedly, looking foolish. I do it very well. But I am trying to do it better. I have learned the … Continue reading

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present pleasure…

There are times when a pinch of struggle salts everything. Each day is rough to  touch, the coarse spot your fingers play back to, the worry that catches a nail. Then, all in a moment, you remember to miss the … Continue reading

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thank you for paracetemol…

As predicted I got sick again so I’m glad to be working for an organisation that has a lot of doctors and a good supply of drugs! Today I left the village, the frog in the office, the yawning dead-heat dogs, the gecko under … Continue reading

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I am not the asparagus…

Today my brother offered me his view on relationships. Since he has been single for a long time, I would generally be quicker to take relationship advice from a nun. However, in the spirit graciously accepting what is generously given, I felt … Continue reading

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