“Fear pounds on the door to our heart demanding to be let in. Joy is modest and often comes into our lives like a shy person entering a room; it can take a while to even notice it’s there.
— JONATHAN CARROLL
Beauty in the Ordinary
This is not about being brilliant, or extraordinary, it's not about wanting to be famous, or making headlines, or trying to impress...this about sharing a 'gift' each day with the world...to lift the spirit of people when they read this blog, to show them the beauty in the ordinary.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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Saturday, May 11, 2013
"There is a room in my heart reserved just for my children. When they are here, I sit in this room and I am calm. When they are in my house, quietly sleeping upstairs, even for a brief time, it gives me such exquisite peace. I think this must be the most wonderful gift of motherhood." JP
Posted by Jacqueline Prajza at 12:08 PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
"and Clare's sister. She has just moved into a new house with an enormous rhubarb patch in the garden. She didn't know quite what to do with it so I happily volunteered to take some stems off of her hands! Warm pretty, pink and green rhubarb buttermilk cake with our coffee this morning, while rhubarb and orange jam bubbles on the stove"JP
Posted by Jacqueline Prajza at 4:44 PM
Friday, April 26, 2013
Sometimes when I dream, a recurring scenario plays out wherein I forget to feed something helpless, be it a baby or an animal and the panic that pervades my night is palpable.
Right now the Art of Cooking is seeping it's way into the most intimate part of life...replacing something stolen. Such a beautiful usurper. Thank you for stepping in where my broken heart sits, holding me gently like a sweet friend, hand cupped under chin and kissing sweetly upon my cheek saying "don't worry, all will be well very, very soon".
There is so much more to the simple act of cooking than meets the eye."JP
Posted by Jacqueline Prajza at 7:52 AM