Posted in stream of consciousness

Crumbs

I’m a little bit messy
In life and in love
Memories splatter
Over walls and stale cloths
Across my shirt
Down my chin
A touch here and there
Fragrant reminders
Of a life I missed
Stick to my lips
Crumbs, ravaged
Forgotten details I pick up
Again and again

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QPD: Taco Tuesday

It’s taco Tuesday so I present my very non-traditional black bean chipotle tacos (made and eaten on Monday)

I love to cook but this time of staying in hasn’t really inspired me to experiment in the kitchen more.

I know people are making bread like crazy (I don’t really understand why). Maybe this weekend, since Easter is coming up, I’ll really dive into it and come out with a fresh loaf of carby goodness.

Are you making bread? Are you cooking more? Have any good recipes?

Posted in Word Prompt

They Say

They say watched pots never boil but they never seem to understand the thousand beats per second intricacies shivering between bubbles as they roil at the reigns. Everything escaping in momentary gasps, steaming rasps which they can never hear. Careful beads threading paths down silken plated skins, the cracking only carefully begins. They’ve never felt the build, the screaming head, which only leads them with flustered cheeks and dry lips to look away.

They say watched pots never boil but they’ve never sunk into dewy grass. A failed experiment in conditioning for even the dogs to turn away.

Random word: Episode

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43/365 Thin

If the way to a mans heart
Is through his stomach …
I’ve got a few skills to show you

I’m so stressed I could cry.
Sorry for the lack of effort.
But I did cook by throwing random ingredients into curry sauce (and seasonings).
It turned out better than I expected.
And I’m counting this as a picture post.

Two birds, one stone (or something like that).

Thin

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Aqui.

It’s that time again!

Prompt – Present

Music – Pete Rock – Petestrumentals

Are you present?

Aqui.

Are we ever really?

This week has me wondering when the last time I really sat down and chose to be present in the moment was.

And what did it teach me?

Have you ever tried it?

Through meditation?

The hardest thing about meditation for me at first was clearing my mind.

It’s amazing how hard that can be.

We all have moments where we zone out and I guess sometimes we like to think of that as clearing the mind but it’s not really is it?

In my case I’m zoning out because there’s something very much there, standing heavy on my mind.

Definitely not clear.

I remember one of the techniques I learned was to think in images, not words, then clear those images away.

Put them away into boxes or whatever so that you can clear that space in your mind.

Do you know how hard it is to make a conscious effort to think without words?

It’s harder than you’d imagine it’d be.

Once you get better at it you’re supposed to be able to take this practice into daily life.

You can meditate while doing the most under appreciated things like walking or eating …

Concentrate on your step, how your foot hits the ground and moves you forward.

Do you really want to move forward?

What are you walking away from?

Towards?

What about your food, what does it taste like?

Hopefully not cheap corrugated plastic.

Do you remember the eyes of the person you love?

The exact way the colors of their iris flow into each other?

Or the way their eyes squint and the skin creases at the corners when they laugh.

How about their smile?

When they’re staring off into space, zoned out, and smiling to themselves,

Do you remember the way their lips curve?

How about the feel of their hand in yours?

Or their arms around you?

Do you remember the way their hair smells when you have them pulled close?

Time’s up.