In the bookshop in Brigit’s garden in Connemara I caught this moment – immersed in a cookbook all the world around was forgotten. The moment spoke to me of the joy one feels when am doing something we truly love, that can be anything for me it’s reading cookbooks, tending chilis, observing insects, blogging, or indeed painting. The excerpt from Jenny Joseph’s poem below speaks to me of following your passion, and every so often, doing as you please!
Quote from Jenny Joseph’s poem Warning:
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple,
With a red hat which doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me,
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves,
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I have always had mixed feelings about photographs placed online – this lady was in the background of a photo I took in Brigits garden Galway Ireland – and I was moved to see she is studying a cookbook, and so I thought I’d share the picture here.