White rabbit days…

Where have I been lately?

Having a run of “white rabbit days”. You remember the white rabbit from Alice In Wonderland, Through The Looking Glass. The white rabbit in the waistcoat and the big pocket watch on the gold chain, The white rabbit who raced past Alice muttering, “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date.” then darted down the rabbit hole… You know the rest of the story.

For me, it’s only been the rushing from one event, activity, appointment, task… to the next. Apply the brakes. Life, work and home, back onto a more normal flow of events. Grab a week to refresh, reflect, read a couple of good books (Thomas Merton, Charles Capps, Langston Hughes), garden, walk, bike… Ahh!

Speaking of the garden, there’s the apricot in bloom.

Thumbstone Happiness

Walking the beach. Watch the surf sweeping sand, look for the wet sparkle. Too small, wrong shape, too thick, fully round, too heavy. Ahh ha, white Quartz, polished in the depths, cradles in my hand, already my thumb fits, slides, caresses the slight depression. Caressing the slight depression, caressing the slight depression, ignites the slight smile of happiness.

Tuesday Treasured Tidbits 

Do or Die – Praline Peach Pie!

Two slices of home made praline peach pie and they must survive until dinner, actually after dinner. It would too decadent to eat pie, this pie, for dinner.

Steak and kidney pie, now that’s a dinner pie – especially with the proper savory pie crust. Made with real suet so it holds up to the gravy.

Why, you could even do – wait, a minute I’m explaining something here – where was I?

Oh, yes, you could even do rhubarb pie for dinner. It is technically a vegetable after all. And, I don’t like they with strawberry, too sweet, that pie, and definitely moving into the desert pie category.

Quit touching those pie slices!! I’m trying to save them here.

So, what other pies would qualify for dinner pies, ones that we could eat instead of these two slices of praline peach pie? I know, those peaches really look fresh don’t they. Especially that redness where they touched the pit. And the crust is so flakey… Man, get away from the pies, don’t think about the pie.

Come on, how about pot pies. Those are dinner pies, well yeah I know everyone thinks chicken pot pie. But, what about a seafood pot pie, maybe some scallops, peas, a hint of ginger? You could add some lobster meat. That’s a good idea. Then we should include just a little bit of diced potato and some corn. Oh yeah, that’s making… Wait, we’d need to maybe use a savory crust for the bottom crust but definitely a butter, a real flakey, butter crust for the top. Yeah, a couple of fat pats of butter on top all that lobster meat just under the butter crust. Oh man, I can smell it now. And when the fork cuts into that crust, and the steam rolls out, I…

What do you mean 301 words!! We were supposed to save those pies in less than 300 words.


Do or Die


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Do or Die.”