Monday, January 6, 2014

Read.Eat.Listen: Pick Me Up

You know the holidays are over when the cat pulls down the Christmas lights and the (living, Norfolk Pine) tree and the house has succumbed to the winter bug of the season. Well then!
Read:  Poetry Foundation. A campaign to 'flood Facebook with poetry' circluating this weekend just as I was being laid low pulled me out of a big wallow. I spent a few happy hours revisiting poets and discovering some new ones.  Here's one from a new-to-me poet Heather Christle.


It is not that you want
to be the one to make prints
in the untrampled snow
It is that you want
to be in the snow
without having touched it
to be of  the snow
not beginning
Everywhere commerce
dictates the shapes
that move you along
that seat you at the table
far from the snow
far from the act
of not touching
It only gets worse
A girl’s gotta eat
And your hunger’s
not even your own
          —By Heather Christle 

Eat: (Drink). Wellness Shots via Tashenna Lawson MindbodyGreen. Simple, strong and bracing.
Here’s how to make a basic wellness shot:
  • Juice ½-1 whole lemon
  • Juice 1-inch piece of ginger
  • Add a dash or two of cayenne pepper
Knock it back at the onset of a cold, or just when you feel like a little pick-me-up is in order. You’ll feel the effects fairly quickly. "

Listen: The always excellent Rosanne Cash's new CD "The River & The Thread" is scheduled for release January 14, 2014. Impeccable and literate, she never fails to inspire. NPR is previewing the CD on First Listen for the next few days and you can hear full tracks via SoundCloud and other sites. She'll be touring extensively, including a 4-day residency at SFJazz in April! Here's 'A Feather's Not a Bird'

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