Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Kitchen Of My Mind

 
layered dreams and memories
stirred experiences and questions
mixed feelings and emotions
I let them stew for a while

not knowing how they'll turn out
words overdone or half baked
but there in the mistakes
lies the raw truth

43 comments:

  1. good one... the "stewing" I know along with the overdone part.. it is all part of the process...

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  2. The brain does process an amazing amount of creative impulses, doesn't it? The time to stew is vital to a good end product.

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    1. There's a lot to be said for stewing. :0)

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  3. ...and the best recipes for life.

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  4. When we cook without a recipe, the inventions are powerful either way--even if, at times, a trip into food as served in "Like Water like Chocolate."

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  5. Great use of cooking metaphor. I guess that once things have stewed enough they will produce a great dish.

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    1. our turn into a soupy sludge, he, he, he.

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  6. The raw truth, yes. I believe telling it is what makes a writer great!!

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    1. Thanks Helen, the truth can be a powerful ingredient.

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  7. art isn't baking, that's for sure, where you follow directions to the number... ~

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    1. You're right, there's a big difference between cooking and baking.

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  8. Lovely... I especially like those last two lines...

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  9. You know how they always say, now, not to eat raw dough? I do anyway. Talk about living on the edge! ;-P

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  10. Oh, so good...am I'm so drawn to the image, perfect for the words.

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  11. You have such a cool blog. I love this poem, kiddo...love the "stew" we dont know how it will turn out.........it will be stew, though, so it's all good!!

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  12. SO interesting...I've just been working with my dreams more intensely lately...finally committed to recording them last night and I've come across a lot of pieces today that work with dreams.

    I really like the layers in this...your image suits it perfectly...tendril-esque and telling. Well written. :)

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    1. I go through phases where I record my dreams. They are often very bizarre.

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  13. I specially like the stewing & seeing the output - we learn from our mistakes (specially in cooking) ~ Lovely response ~

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  14. Love your stew...it turned out fantastic! Great photo also!!

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  15. smiles...it is all like a stew inside us until we pick up the pen and let it spill, or the brush....or....

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  16. Sometimes a little pinch of salt and then some more stewing! The mistakes are helpful for growing!

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    1. Thanks Robyn, mistakes really do help us grow.

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  17. I love the whole idea of this... the kitchen of my mind... and you portrayed it just perfectly! Also, love the image!

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  18. Exactly the feeling of thinking things through as you stir something on the cooker..the last two lines are brilliant!

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  19. Lovely poem. In the layers, the shadows fade away - I like how the image and poem go together.

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  20. You have such a way of painting interesting word pictures. I must say - I have been known to "stew", that's for sure.

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  21. …half baked. Ha. No, your words and images I always appreciate.

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  22. I like the idea of finding the RAW truth somehow...not easy to do!

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    1. That raw truth can be delicious when we come upon it.

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  23. Hey Kathryn, Love the look and feel of your site and especially this piece:

    "in the mistakes
    lies the raw truth..." Indeed - great stuff! With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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    1. Thanks Scott, the raw truth can be powerful stuff.

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  24. The raw truth can be the biggest opposition a person can deal with, Kathryn. Nice and concise piece of writing.

    Pamela

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