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Friday, July 22, 2011

small stones of gratitude - day 22

My thanks today goes to the joy I find in food: the sweetness of seasonal pumpkin in a roast vegetable salad; the inky blue inside a warm blueberry muffin; that first sip of coffee on a cold winter morning, and the bitter melt of dark chocolate on my tongue.

(Get in on the draw for the taste of nashi The NZ Haiku Anthology here.)


  1. This sounds like a lot of my posts in which I write about food. :) There is joy in food especially when it pleases the sweet tooth in me! :) Love this one, Kirsten. :)

    Oh, by the way, I wanted to tell you that I'm really inspired by your "small stones of gratitude" for this month and feel like this is something I'd like to do for September as a combined project with my journal swapping project. :)

    Thanks! Enjoy your words!


  2. Hi there, Kathy :)
    I had such a lovely lunch today with my mum and partner that I just had to write about it! (And I appreciate food so much more now since chemo because of when I can't eat due to nausea.)
    Thank you so much for your kind words. Happy to have inspired you!
    Kirsten x