There’s a soft spot in everything
Our fingers touch,
the one place where everything breaks
When we press it just right.
The past is like that with its arduous edges and blind sides,
The whorls of our fingerprints
embedded along its walls
Like fossils the sea has left behind.
—Charles Wright, from “Two Stories,” The Other Side of the River (Random House, 1984)
Bullitt (Original Score), Main Title - Lalo Schifrin
On The Scene (by black opal_2005)
A Dancing Girl, India, Deccan, Golconda, ca. 1700
Chilled Avocado Soup
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
1/2 inch fresh ginger, minced
a pinch of dried chilli
2 lime, juice
10 mint leaves
3 medium size avocados
1 cup water
salt & pepper
Mint olive oil:
Stomp 15-20 mint leaves in a mortar, add 3 tbsp olive oil. Let it sit for a while before dripping it over the soup.
Add olive oil to a pan on medium heat. Sauté onion, garlic, ginger and chilli until soft.
Place in a blender together with the rest of the ingredients. Pulse it and taste, add more salt and water if needed.
Top with a couple of drips of the Mint olive oil. Enjoy!
Okuribito (by [seya])
So come to the pond,
or the river of your imagination,
or the harbour of your longing,
and put your lips to the world.
Mary Oliver, Red Bird