a good book

"Everyone at the table in the orchard sits down to eat. With the meat they will drink dark wine. The guests start to touch each other more often, jokes pass quicker. When somebody forgets, somebody remembers for him or her. They hold hands when they laugh. Some take off things they were wearing before - a tie a scarf, a pair of sandals which have become too tight. The cutlets on the board demand to be picked up and stripped clean with teeth. Everybody shares.

The wedding guests are becoming a single animal who has been fed well. A creature half mythical [...] Probably as old as man's discovery of fire, this creature never lives more than a day or two and is only reborn when there is something more to celebrate. Which is why feasts are rare. For those who become the creature, it is important to find a name to which it answers whilst alive, for only then can then recall, in their memory afterwards, how for a while, they lost themselves in its happiness."

- To the Wedding // John Berger

excited about this series i'm working on with kinfolk.
i am honoured, daily, to be part of such an inspiring and good group of people.

happy weekend.
we watched this movie last night, it was beautiful. it made us grateful, and even more excited to grow old. also, i loved the kitchen.


  1. I absolutely love your photography! Really gorgeous blog.
    I would love it if you checked out my blog! x

  2. It's a series?! That is great news, if so. I've come across a few great books thanks to you. Looking forward to this.

  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

  4. so happy to see the book series up and running. such a great idea, nik! x

  5. i'm inwardly dying of happiness. squee!
    -jocee <3

  6. Absolutely breathtaking photography! And the book! The Wedding! Magnificent. Only word for it. I read it 3 summers ago and fell in love with it. Thank you for this post. I must read it again. :) Now... where is my copy?

  7. what a brilliant new series! i have added 'To the Wedding' to my summer list of books to read.

  8. what a sweet film. thank you for the recommendation! checking it out right now.

  9. the best food writing, i find, is always that which is most simple, most unpretentious. this was a lovely way to start a sunny morning.