Wednesday, November 11, 2009

falling into place

Chinese Dates or Jujubes (isn't that a fun name? makes me want to break out in dance + laughter!) have been a sweet find of mine lately. We discovered we had a Chinese date tree in our backyard when we moved in and my mom was ranting about how delicious they were. Well we didn't have a full harvest of them this season but after a few bites I was tempted enough to buy a bundle at the Korean grocery store. They are similar in texture and taste to an apple without the abrupt tang. What stands out the most is their sweetness + fragrant afterglow that seems to linger after each bite.


It's been an incredible change having practically no rain during the summer months which leaves me more than ample time to play outside.......

The air is temperate and dry during the day.

Sometimes in the morning the fog rolls in the valley and stays long enough to ease me into the day.


I read somewhere their fragrance makes you want to fall in love.......


I am all about the rush.

Thank you for reminding me how sweet life is.


Lately I've been trying to just get all my *stuff* in a row........


Yet I am constantly loving living in the moment.

There's a joy in having the perpetual rhythm then often times I have to break it's silence and look above the expected horizon.


I've also been trying to get more focused on my passions.......I'm always in development. Perhaps a perpetual art project......


Whenever I curate an art exhibit, one of the most mesmerizing parts of the process is the installation of the art. That's when I get to experience the transformation of the work itself and how it effects the space + architecture. The best part of it is the effect it has on the crew you are working with to install the works itself. It's amazing; absolutely amazing to see the change in their demeanor when you catch them experience the installation process. During the installation they are caught off guard and find themselves immersed into the experience of the art as well.

That is what makes art so profound and meaningful or in this case, anything that beckons to what you are innately passionate about. Sometimes you don't know, unless somehow you've been lucky enough to slip into that other dimension and you find your soul swimming in big round fuzzy circles.


It's been hard to resist all the fun going on around me. There's so little time and I want my cup to be full, like always.......


So things are finally falling into place. It's been such an appropriate season for that too. I'm looking forward to sharing the fun of the new seasons with you.....

Happy Autumn!

5 comments:

Earth Mother said...

How lovely!

Thank you for introducing me to Jujubes. My own taste memory of Jujubes are of the bite-size candies we used to get at the movie theater when I was a little girl. I'm quite certain they had absolutely no connection to Chinese Dates. :D

I had no idea you were a curator of art. Makes perfect sense though.

Simply...Gluten-free said...

Beautiful post! Happy autum to you too

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

I'm pretty jealous of how warm and sunny your autumn looks.

taste memory said...

EarthMother - yea I recall those candies too...always get stuck in the back of my mouth! Yes, have always been an *artist* first....I love forming a collective community with other artists of different genres as well :-)

Simply G - you too pretty lady

Jessica - hey there....I love your new website look + vibe, will be there and explore. thnx for swinging by....

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