Savory Valentine: A Writer Wednesday Post

February 12th, 2014 | Posted by Irene in Essays - (3 Comments)

Shadow ValentineSavory Valentine, photo and all text ⓒ Irene O’Garden, 2014

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Like a book-pressed flower, this image was cast on my living room wall one recent afternoon. Not a lace-doily, high-pitched, sugar-spun Valentine, but reflecting to me love over time–how it caramelizes, deepens, enriched by the salts of frustration and effort into a savory mystery where even shadow itself is a delicacy.

We are heading to a wedding in the South today, where these beautiful time-grown qualities will be much in evidence. This pair of lovers has discovered that even where light is obstructed, there’s grace. Here’s to Ann and José, and to you, to lovers, to memories of love, and memories in the making. Let us savor them. And one another. Happy Valentine’s Day.



Door Of Light: A Writer Wednesday Post

February 5th, 2014 | Posted by Irene in Essays - (7 Comments)

Door of LightDoor Of Light, photo and all text ©Irene O’Garden 2014

A day to be quiet here in the Northeast–a vast, puffy, nearly knee-deep comforter of snow muffling sound, movement, cumbering plans to a halt. Too quiet even to muscle my way to the cabin to record these few words. For today it is the picture that matters. This mysterious door of light recently appeared in my studio and I wanted to invite you through it. It’s always a joy when three dimensions delightfully remind us there are more.

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