Little girls with devotion to passion holds for me a place of deep sentiment.
The Audition by Daniel Gerhartz
I have always been fascinated by the life of others and looking at this painting is for me a bit of an obsession. I wonder what is going through her mind. Is it the hours of practice that has brought her to this place or is it the promise of a dream fulfilled?
Every time I see this painting I’m remained how much I really do love my sister.
She is fifteen years younger than I and I still reach of her hands when we cross the street. I drive her mad always trying to offer solutions to her every worry and I beam with pride every time she sing along to anything from the seventies for I know she got that due to my influence. She keeps me sane. I genuinely enjoy her company. I love that she is brilliant- like science smart and people smart too- even if next to her I read as unremarkable.
Abbott Handerson Thayer's The Sisters
We have most all in common and somehow we read as ice and steam. We each have strong opinions about everything and as a result row often but we laugh a hell of lot more. Talking to her after an awful day allows me sleep. I don’t just love my sister she is necessary for my happiness and without her I would be no more that a masterpiece lit by a match.
Five dear friends cram into an automobile at a most ungodly hour and on a work day no less, in hope of getting designer shoes for pennies. There was sheer elation and girlish squeals at the prospect of getting a pair of Louboutin, Choo, Blahnin or Balenciaga for a faction of the regular price. So much so it did not occur to any of us that hundreds of other women and their dearest girlfriends would have heard of the sale and like us would have rouse with the sun to piss away a small fortune.
The Ship of Fools by Hieronymus Bosch
Now just you imagine it, a horde of female all without their morning coffee or make-up hopped up on the prospect of getting brand name gear for up to seventy percent off retail. We laugh now but there in those desperate hours all anyone saw or care to see was the red at the sole of that most coveted instrument of madness.
It is already Mid-August, but I do not despair for it has been a lovely summer thus far.
Charles Gleyre's Le Coucher de Sapho
Hard won confidence is in the presence of unrequited love subject to questions and demons long believed conquered. Turning the mirror that asset of beauty into no more than a faithless Judas, which shows awful truths by unfeeling light. Then it is seldom noted for one has long sat shivah for the bits that died pursuing a futile end and still that girl, the foolish hopeful one that lives deep in your heart holds dear the idea. That no one but he will do.
It had been a brilliant summer the year I turned twenty and this painting puts me in mind of it.
House At Rueil by Édouard Manet
And even in that I had been practical
On your face I see the mark of time that passed too quickly
There in lines of anguish and bliss
Along eyes and smiling lips
With shaking hands I reach out hoping to erase the sorrow and you bury your face in my palm
Pressing your lips and forehead with tendre against my touch before taking hold my hand to sink your teeth in my flesh
You’ve left a wound but it like pain is soon dulled and all that remains is the memory of the warmth of your face against my hand.
The Peer from her I learned to feed my soul, eat often with friends, family and those you value. Her cookbook "Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights" is a feast for the senses and is ripe with lovely recipes.
The Ideal because of her I've embraced my appetite for one can't but revel in life’s bounty with her as role-model. Set the table and take care to present it well. Her cookbook "Feast" encourages one to taste everything and I flip through its pages often for inspiration.
The Apostle thought me that I too can bake well with confidence. To her and her cookbook the Cake BibleI owe a tremendous death of gratitude. This I learned from her and pass on to you: Baking is a science so every baker should invest in a scale for the correct measurement is key to the perfect cake.
Rose Levy Beranbaum
The Joy with her I think all is possible in the kitchen. Drink the wine and share a laugh. Her cookbook Very Simple Food is truly stunning but more than that it is foolproof. Oh and she is the Times Cook in London, so like the best job in the world.
I’m fanciful to the point of madness and often wonder if it serves me well and on days when I’m unable to write I would gladly give up all my little silliness so I may be at peace only that would make me someone else entirely... wouldn’t it?
Also, if I haven’t written anything worthy in over a month am I still able to call myself an author?
Though I can hardly complain with the lovely days of brilliant sunshine and I swear I'm in bloom. I laugh more, cook more, eat a ton and gain little to no weight what with me running here and there trying to fit it all in before cooler climate demand more serious pursuits.
My Novels and The Romantic Query Letter That Will Get Them Published
It all started with me wanting to publish my historical romance manuscript Ellesmere and then learning that Canadian agents only represent writers on the short-list for the Giller Prize. Now two years and almost four novels later, I spend my days querying American agents with the hope I'll find the one that will fall in love with the novels enough to take me on as client.
Urbane gardener, philosophical cook, well informed shopper and promoter of the basic white linen and place setting.
I am a new author who previously worked as an interior decorator and wedding planner. I want desperately to be a brilliant chef an obsession that has resulted in me owning nearly a hundred cookbooks and I watch way too many hours of the food network. When I am not trying some new recipe, I obsess about my plants. I’ve yet to have a rosemary that has been able to survive the Canadian winter. I often fantasize about moving to the Tropics so I can garden all year round. The profile photo is a portrait called "La Lettre" by one of my absolute favourites, Delphin Enjolras, which I feel is fitting for a blog called The Romantic Query Letter. Thanks for visiting.