Blogs & books which’ve been inspiring me:
1. a blog post about loving & living with the mentally ill.
Earlier this week, it was exactly what I needed to read, as I often struggle with the expectation I feel to accept the reality as it is, and I just can’t/don’t know how to. I realize it’s an illness, something to work on and treat, but it’s also a harbinger of other illnesses and brokenness around me; it’s not just me.
A friend suggested, in my quest to habituate my head more healthfully (avoid despair), that I read some Wendell Berry fiction; I’m working my way through this, as my first Berry read, and while it’s a slow book–I think that’s a big part of the point–the rhythm and vivid description are transporting any time I crack it open.
Cookbooks are amazing bedtime reading. Who knew? I’m totally captivated by the ramen (broth) recipe. Living in my gluten-free moment (I live in true hope and expectation that it is not a permanent condition), I was so gratified to find their shrimp & grits recipe, a dish that changed my life last time I visited them in the East Village.