Tuesday, March 13, 2012

tiny discoveries (episode 1)

March 13, 2012

It is amazing how hand squeezing a single grapefruit for juice can make one feel centered.

19 comments:

  1. wonderful discovery. I recently discovered grilling grapefruit with turbinado sugar

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  2. amelia, Do you grill slices of the grapefruit or halves?

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  3. I think it would make you feel rather powerful too!

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  4. and in the moment right ? Love these discoveries :)

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  5. This is one of my favorite things- do it almost daily... Last week I had a run in with a grapefruit -stitches even- the er crew said at least I should've been making something "good" for that kind of cut...
    "good"
    For me- happy it's good for you too:)

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  6. You've been away? By the posts below it looks and sounds like it was a good trip. Was it Chris' birthday? The oregano and tea sound like wonderful things to bring home... Isn't it interesting how the mere act of doing something yourself, rather than using an appliance, makes one feel more grounded...
    I hope you're having a lovely Tuesday Denise, thank you for your kind comment about our house :) Take care, Annie x

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  7. There is nothing like a hands-on activity to ground oneself--and a delicious activity at that.

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  8. yes. so true. purposeful work is good for the soul.

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  9. yes, and taking a lovely photo of it helps too. there's something exciting about that last step

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  10. The very act of selecting, cutting and squeezing the juice into a small glass, drinking it and savoring the flavor is an act of connection. The pleasures of such a seemingly small bits of movement keep us centered in a life filled with the unpredictable and manufactured. Thanks.

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  11. Oh, I know exactly what you mean. It's those meditative rituals, like making tea, exactly the same way each day which help punctuate things. Stop, breathe... reboot (and my goodness that's a lovely shot).

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  12. Perfectly said - and so true. I find there are many aspects of domestic life that have that effect on me.

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  13. I'm getting that same feeling from lemons this week.

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  14. I love those moments of being suddenly present - centred. Amelia has sparked a memory. We used to have grilled demerara drenched grapefruit halves as a child and I'd forgotten about it. The hot crunch and the heat loosened juice beneath is something I want to try again.

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  15. I am just home from a bit of a journey myself and am in need of some centering. I always appreciate those first moments home after a trip away, when anything seems possible and the mind is crammed with ideas and plans. When it feels like the first day of a new year.

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  16. It's always the little things that make us feel centered isn't it? It took me until my late 30s to really understand that life doesn't have to be big and bold...that often it's better to be small and simple. Your grapefruit juice is a perfect example...

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  17. I quite agree. It's the little things.

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  18. thank you for this reminder!

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