Then it occurred to me that it might be interesting to take a picture of the entire scene on the countertop. Counter top clutter at the end of the week is a window onto, if not the soul, at least the particular physical world of home that matters.
Our counter top on a saturday afternoon/evening:
- food: bread, cheese, fruit, salad (made with a fantastically large head of radicchio), pumpkin seed oil (expensive, but crazy nutty). fennel salami (the best), ginger candy (kiss someone right after eating one- the bestest!), organic red grapes (who knows if they are better-- I feel better), and butter
- meds: fish oil (to keep us feeling young), vitamin D drops (I NEVER remember to put them in my daughter's food), and prescription meds (that's private!)
- gadgets: old iPhone, portable landline (we can't feel comfortable without one- will that always be true?)
- paper: recipes from the NYT (I still like to tear them out and put them in a book-- there is a quiet and monastic element in it I think), random sh*t
- misc: paper money, play cup, baby socks, and raincoat (hand me down-- we are so lucky)
|Our Countertop, week's end|
Perhaps some of you might like to share pictures of your counter tops at week's end, and see if in describing or cataloguing what you notice you have a view of your life from a bit higher.