Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Work Blessings



I felt a surge of happiness this morning as I sat on my bed, my glasses tipping off my nose. I was going through my copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' Strange Pilgrims, marking off passages, taking notes, re-reading the stories that -- dare I admit it -- thrill me? I'm getting ready for my inaugural literary and food salon this Friday evening. I have ten people coming to Books & Bakes, and another ten in two weeks. The menu is planned -- a sampling of Colombian and Mexican specialties -- and tomorrow I'll shop for the ingredients that I'll prepare on Friday. While the cooking will be a pleasure, it's the reading, the delving in, the excitement of sharing what I love with others, and the anticipation of discussion with a group of intelligent people that makes my heart surge. That burst of happiness is related, too, to the blessing of work -- to doing what one loves, no matter the compensation. It's the word on the page, the feel of the book, the thrill of entering the writer's imagination so effortlessly and then sharing it.

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  1. Damn, I wish I lived near you! Have a ball discussing the books. I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  2. looking forward to it. I better finish this book though. You are re reading and taking notes. I'm going to start having anxiety dreams about the upcoming final and I haven't been to class.

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  3. Yes! This is just the most fabulous of ideas! I wish I could help you with the cooking, at least.

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  4. Food and books oh my how delicious....Happy new year!!

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  5. A brilliant plan which I know will help winter seem warmer and shorter. There will be, I swear, a waiting list. You may need to move to a larger venue. Much success and even more enjoyment. xo

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  6. And what a lovely event it is bound to be under your guiding hand, Elizabeth. Wish we could be there in person, but at least we can read about it here. x0 N2

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  7. Maybe I can slip down to LA from the Bay Area for one of your Books and Bakes salons! This is freakin INSPIRED!!!!! Its sort of ridiculous how excited I am for you!!!!

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  8. I can't wait to hear how this goes. I love Garcia-Marquez, though I haven't read those stories specifically. I wish I could attend!

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  9. If only I could be there... It sounds like a remarkable evening!

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