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2/26/2009

a piñon kind of day

We ran out of the "energy-juice" that is Enfusia yerba mate, so I brewed a pot of Texas piñon coffee early this morning. More yerba mate is on the way, but I'm happy it turned out to be a coffee kind of day. I'm writing a Curator article about Peace Like a River and in my preparation, I re-read this great quote:

“.... Strangely it was the coffee Dad seemed most happy to see and which, brewed, caused our home to feel again like a place where we might live right-side-up. Dad hummed 'God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen,' as he measured grounds into the basket and lit the gas; the pot ticked as it heated; and as it perked a smell came forth like the sunlit hillsides of Mexico, a smell like morning camps described by Theodore Roosevelt in his days as a rancher in North Dakota. Then Dad sat at the kitchen table with a white ceramic cup all asteam and his King James before him ....”
[page 123]

If that doesn't make you want to drink good coffee, then I don't know what will. And so, I revisited an old photograph of mine:



I was up to much of the same ~ reading Leif Enger, writing, hot beverage-drinking, and incense-burning. I must be easily influenced by inspiration because after seeing the photo again, I burned a stick of piñon incense this morning, too. So that would be Texas piñon coffee and piñon tree incense. Now isn't that symmetrical.

Enjoy the weekend, y'all.

5 comments:

Kimberly said...

Mmmm, coffee AND coffee incense, yummy! Love the photo. Totally off subject, I've always loved the name Leif.

happylivingdesign said...

I just finished Peace last night. I might actually read it again. That is one of my favorite quotes. It makes me want to drink great coffee but also makes me want to have a simpler life in a way...erinn

mlh said...

mmmhummm. Lovely.
Love Enger.
Awhile back he judged a first novel contest sponsored by Paraclete Press. My daughter, Marsena Konkle was one of the winners for her book A Dark Oval Stone. :)

Johnny! said...

"... Strangely it was the coffee Johnny seemed most happy to see and which, brewed, caused our home to feel again like a place where we might live right-side-up. Johnny sang 'Little Red Corvette,' as Jenni measured grounds into the basket and lit the gas; the pot ticked as it heated; and as it perked a smell came forth like the sunlit hillsides of Mexico, a smell like morning camps described by Theodore Roosevelt in his days as a rancher in North Dakota. Then Johnny sat at the kitchen table with a blue ceramic cup all asteam and his ESV before him ....”

jenni said...

Kimberly, it was piñon tree incense, but coffee incense sounds lovely! Leif is a cool name.

Erinn, this book is def. worthy of a re-read.

How cool, Margie! I've been meaning to read your daughter's book - I can't wait.

Johnny, that is still cracking me up. :)