Monday 19 April 2010
[Spur of the moment – An ephemeral dream]
I am home – or more accurately I have been home for a week or so – forced to stay here.
Sometimes, nature compels us to slow down, perhaps for the right reasons.
Spending time here – just doing simple things – especially after the impulsive decision to fly back to France after a night – filled with tears and screams – that I can barely remember, make my stay in London feel as brief as a dream.
Something so ephemeral that I can hardly think it was real. Particularly after the nightmare I’ve just had. A nightmare that isn’t one. A nightmare I have to face. In fact, not a nightmare at all, just a fact.
I keep wondering about how I am going to breathe the same air as before except it will taste different now that I am on my own.
Luckily, I have time to think. And time to let my passion guide me.
During this break, I have made the most delicious vanilla mousse, which I topped with slowly poached rhubarb and slices of the pinkest rhubarb compote.
It was delicious, light, and just tangy enough.
With the same elements, I also assembled an entremet that I will share later this week if I ever find my way back to London. Something I want so hard and yet fear.
But as nature told us, there is no need to rush. So why not spend a day or two in company of the coolest kid in town – Peanut, the bunny – or maybe, enjoy some drinks at a café or on a beach with friends – old and new.
See you later my lovelies. You make my world a little bit better and I just want to give each and everyone one of you a big hug. x