It comes with
cinnamon or sage
a pinch of ginger,
a song, the dress
we sewed together,
the Valentine’s
dance, Brazilian lullabies
at midnight,
how we would
tread through
the snow
looking for
the perfect tree,
the sweet
and sharp smell
of pine, candles that
lined the road,
chocolate chip, sweet
molasses and
the roast ‘beast’,
and hidden,
scent of oranges
peeled by
tiny hands,
mistletoed kisses
candied fingers
that now
call home for
the recipes
and how wonderful
that makes
me feel, chosen
pieces of me
that you carry
forward to share
with others, black
bananas make
the best bread,
and pasta,
feijoada e arroz,
no longer
line the walls,
they fill the space
that divides
us across
these landscapes,
rugged and arid,
saguaro and piñon
together create
the stories now,
the memories,
such sweet flavors
formed the dream,
these are
the recipes
we make.

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  1. ahhhhh! yes! send it to Eleni, she will love it! From: searching for simplicity To: Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:28 PM Subject: [New post] Recipes #yiv1056980233 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv1056980233 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv1056980233 a.yiv1056980233primaryactionlink:link, #yiv1056980233 a.yiv1056980233primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv1056980233 a.yiv1056980233primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv1056980233 a.yiv1056980233primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv1056980233 | maysapet posted: “It comes withcinnamon or sagea pinch of ginger,a song, the dresswe sewed together,the Valentine’sdance, Brazilian lullabiesat midnight,how we wouldtread throughthe snowlooking forthe perfect tree,the sweetand sharp smellof pine, candles tha” | |


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