" Some moments are nice, some are nicer,
some are even worth writing about. "
CHARLES BUKOWSKI, War All the Time
Hot buttered raisin toast with a freshly brewed cup of coffee—it is one of my favourite things to eat. We don't have raisin bread very often, so it's a real treat. Maybe that's why it stays such a perfect flavour combo in my mind's eye, or rather, in the memory of my tastebuds.
The memory of raisins in our bread goes back to my childhood when my mom used to make raisin bread and raisin buns. Oh my! Leavened white bread with raisins mixed into the dough, sometimes cinnamon and sugar swirled in before baking. And how I loved to pull the odd plump raisin from the freshly baked bun and savour its sweetness.
Why am I talking about raisin bread... perhaps because I don't know what else to chat about this morning. And, maybe because in a world where turmoil seems to be everywhere around us, I want to celebrate those small moments that, to use the words of Canadian author Douglas Coupland, "have just a bit more resonance than other moments". I want to express gratitude for these gentle gifts that "stick in our mind" and "pull us out of ourselves", if only to remind us life is still amazingly filled with sweet and good things, even in the midst of the weird stuff.
So, here's to raisin toast and our favourite hot beverage on a Wednesday morning.
From my happy place to yours, I'm wishing you a beautiful day!
* * *
Top: Image by Congerdesign from Pixabay