Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Beacons, birdwings, and butter

Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hi y'all! I am on vacation the second half of this week, and it sort of seems like I started early since I didn't post for Music Monday. Here's a non-music video by someone who has totally convinced me to try Julia Child recipes:

I really want to make Crepes Suzette. If you want to watch Jamie struggle, check out the French Jelly Roll.

I saw some Birdwings in an exhibit recently. So eye-catching!

Rajah's Brookes Birdwing
Bernard Dupont
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing (Trogonoptera brookiana albescens)
CheongWeei Gan

I don't have a poem planned for this week! So I just checked to see if there was anything of mine I could share, and there's one that kind of fits because someone got my hopes up that no one, not even a former president, is above the law. Edouard de Laboulaye had the idea for the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France.

First, the arm with the torch was built

In 1865 when the Union held,
in his mind's eye
Edouard de Laboulaye
spotted the light of a beacon
in the hand of a woman in New York
all the way from France

what greater gift
what better friend
than one who calls forth
the truest self
again and again?

1 comment:

Pop said...

What a nice combination! A Julia Child recipe, Birdwing photos, and a Statue of Liberty poem. All cool. :-)