Happy Friday! This weekend I'm looking forward to watching the snow melt (forty degrees and sunny? I'll take it!), checking out some new food for Restaurant Week and working to finalize our honeymoon plans. Here are a few things that fascinated me this week:
- Swaying to the sweet honey voice of Leon Bridges, the latest crooner to steal my heart. His first few released songs have those good Sam Cooke vibes that transports you to another time and place.
- Listening to the newer (to me) NPR series Invisibilia? It examines the intangible forces surrounding us in this modern world, and is utterly fascinating.
- Making my favorite bean burger for lunch today. The spices and dressing are totally divine.
- And finally, a long-time favorite poem, "Sonnet: Against Entropy" from science fiction and fantasy writer John M. Ford (that last line really gets it!):
“The worm drives helically through the wood
And does not know the dust left in the bore
Once made the table integral and good;
And suddenly the crystal hits the floor.
Electrons find their paths in subtle ways,
A massless eddy in a trail of smoke;
The names of lovers, light of other days
Perhaps you will not miss them. That's the joke.
The universe winds down. That's how it's made.
But memory is everything to lose;
Although some of the colors have to fade,
Do not believe you'll get the chance to choose.
Regret, by definition, comes too late;
Say what you mean. Bear witness. Iterate.”
- John M. Ford