Monday, January 9, 2012
The Road of Excess
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
I'm hoping this is true, because the Moroccan lamb stew David made last night, with 7 different spices, dried apricots and my friend Carol's preserved lemons was so outrageously delicious that we all stuffed ourselves, and should be very wise, now, indeed! And the little dog chewed on the bones-o!
Maybe it's the full moon that makes it so easy to explore excesses of all kinds, right now, including excess of beauty. As I write this, that wondrous orb sits in the predawn darkness, about a half hour above the western horizon, glowing a marvelous Naples yellow, snagged in the black branches of a pine tree. I hope it brings each of you some excess today, be it of delight, inspiration or wisdom, with an extra dollop of full-fat heavy whipped cream happiness, on top!