Thursday, January 21, 2010

stir it up

There are few things as toxic as a bad metaphor. You can't think without metaphors.

Mary Catherine Bateson (b. 1939) writer & anthropologist


“A loaf of bread,” the Walrus said, “is what we chiefly need: Pepper and vinegar besides are very good indeed.
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) writer & mathematician
From The Walrus and the Carpenter


We have learned to see in bread an instrument of community between men—the flavour of bread shared has no equal.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1940) pilot & poet

The common woman is as common
as the best of bread
and will rise
and will become strong
I swear it to you.
I swear it to you
on my own head….
I swear it to you
on my common
woman’s
head.

Judy Grahn, poet, writer, cultural theorist


When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
Jean de la Bruyere (1645-1696) essayist & moralist

To open a shop is easy, to keep it open is an art

Chinese Proverb


The opposite of love is not hate; it's indifference.

Elie Wiesel (b. 1928) writer, human rights activist

Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.

Yiddish Proverb

notes on photos:
  1. bread baskets of some unknown purpose (sorry I didn't take notes) at le musée de la boulangerie, bonnieux october 2005
  2. breads at the place to buy bread (and scones!) in my current home town, the blackbird bakery, lakewood january 2010
  3. bread cart, provence, france ~ october, 2005
  4. beautiful bread, vermont
  5. sign for the elmore mountain bread, where the beautiful breads (above) were baked, september 2005
  6. a bit of street art on the security gate for a bakery and pastry shop located in the 20th arrondissement, paris october 2005
  7. yum - marmite, cheese and bread. love it or hate it - 'tis one of my favorite combos
  8. a very old oven, the bories village in the luberon october, 2005


stir it up by bob marly and the wailers

29 comments:

Life is good...except for sometimes. said...

I love your bread pics..both my grandfathers were professional bakers. At work, not at home. oxoxP

Life is good...except for sometimes. said...

But I have to say..I choke on Marmite. To each their own..diversity makes life interesting.

Annie Ha said...

I want all that bread. And I like that song.

Ronda Laveen said...

Heart warming and hearth warming
"bread" shots. I really like all of them but those baskets in the top photo particularly intrigue me.

Tom said...

mmm...here i am choking down a bowl of frosted flakes and what i really want now is a hot loaf of crusty bread with butter. Excellant, thanks!

Coffee Messiah said...

Send bread & chocolate ; )

subby said...

I Like the Chinese and Yiddish proverbs :) And I'll take every loaf in the top pic :P

Brian Miller said...

lovely pics of all the bread and the old oven is so cool. bread an instrument o community...yes indeed. nicely done. happy tt!

tut-tut said...

LOVE this post, Kim. Very uplifting, esp. after yesterday's news. I feel better. And those quotes!

Betsy said...

Very nice....now that I've read 30 bread posts..I'm starving! LOL!

Roy said...

Mmmmmm! Look at all that bread! Definitely great shots, Kim.

I had to laugh at the Chinese proverb. Here in Newport we have a lot of shops that don't last even a year because their owners thought opening a store in a popular Summer resort was a guarantee for fun and profit. More fools they!

And it's always a joy to listen to ol' Bob!

JeffScape said...

Seriously, that's an awesome oven. I wonder if I can fit one of those into a floorplan.

Candie Bracci said...

Great post!Happy TT!:)

California Girl said...

Man oh man, I had to filch my fotos from the internet (something I never do wo requesting permission or going to freefotos etc) and here you are with your own beauties, unfilched.

I copied the poem by Judy Grahn. Never heard it before but it does resnote. Am posting on my office wall.

Meanwhile, how about the word "Need" or "Knead" as a future TT?

Eberle said...

Beautiful photos and matches with quotes - the combination adds dimension to each. What came into my mind was the wonderful slogan "We Want Bread and We Want Roses" from the 1912 strike of women workers at a textile factory in Massachussettes... inspiring post!

John Hayes said...

Simply beautiful post--quotes 7 pix both.

Ms Hen said...

Love the bread pictures..

Betty Ann aka Ms Hen

Wings said...

Love it all! Mmm... This theme is not good for people dieting!

C.M. Jackson said...

all those beautiful photos and a marley tune--good job! happy tt-c

Merle Sneed said...

I need bread!

This song is such a throw back to the days of great harmony. Thanks.

R.J. Edwards said...

You chose wonderful pics. Happy TT!

Gregg Biggs said...

Lovely views. Bread is one thing I've never been very successful at which is probably good since I could eat a loaf in one sitting.

Mmm said...

Marmite adn cheese--haven't ahd that in ages. My mouth is watering form that. Nice collection her of quotes adn photos. Well done indeed.

Kris said...

As usual, come great photos. I will even forgive the Marmite.

Everyone knows that Vegemite is where it's at...

Stephanie said...

The Judy Grahn quote is remarkable.

Baino said...

I love coming over here, especially on Theme Thursdays. Wonderful photos and I'm glad I've just eaten breakfast, I could do without all those carbs. Cheese and Marmite? We have cheese and Vegemite of course.

Megan said...

I'm going to have to try marmite. Going to the store tomorrow (thank goodness the rain has stopped!) and I'm going to look for it.

lettuce said...

kimy I knew I'd find some wonderful bread photos here, and of course wasn't disappointed.

i'd love to try that olive bread. oh and the "serious wheat".

also, of course
marmite. mmmmmmmmmmmm


off to make toast right now

Betty said...

Marmite. Love it. And that beautiful bread really is beautiful.