Tuesday, January 24, 2017

24 That Would Make a Good Party

I could host a Toast and Jelly Party. There would be chamomile tea. Loaves of fresh baked breads. We've amassed a remarkable assortment of jellies, jams, preserves. We have tiny, adorable jars of berry preserves from Bandon, Oregon, and fabulous, homemade preserves... fig and onion in a spicy balsamic. We could make our own butter, and ask a couple of friends to bring along extra toasters. I see this as a brunch gathering, and perhaps there could be little quiches, or a fruit platter, but really nothing that would detract from the stars... Toast and Jelly.

And there you have a glimpse, inside my wandering mind, where parties form and flow, where daydream travels and roadmaps unfold, and take me away. I can revel in planning a party, nearly as contentedly, and happily, as actually being at a party. And reflecting on an event, or journey that I've already enjoyed... I may like that even better, at least I love that I can revisit the moments, again and again.

With Infinity More Monkeys, a picture a day.


Adaliza said...

Well count me in! That's a great idea for a party - do you mind if I borrow it sometime? I make red onion marmalade which is always popular and doesn't last long but I'm thinking the addition of figs and a dash of balsamic - ooh ooh - and then there's marmalade! Dark Ginger and Christmas Spice! I sometimes have to get up in the middle of the night 'cos I wake up thinking about toast and marmalade and the thought won't go away until I've had a slice! No wonder the diet isn't going too well!!!!!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Borrow it? Yes, but please, be so kind as to invite me, too! I love discovering that I am not alone in my adoration of toast and jelly-jam-preserves-marmalade!