Today is the first day within short-term memory that I've had an entire day "off" from work, short trip traveling or a schedule of any kind. I found myself not knowing what to do. It didn't take long to get the hang of the freedom though. I danced, I cleaned, I went for a walk to the Co-Op and bought some fresh lunch ingredients and then I began to make home-made peanut sauce for a delicious rice noodle dish.
I've really begun to love food photography. I sort of accidentally started this practice of photographing the process of cooking or preparing food as well as the food itself and I find that it slows me down in the most wonderful way. I think the necessity of nutrition and food are at the most fundamental level of the Body and when we sustain the body well, we are all the more able to sustain the other aspects of ourselves. And when I slow this basic and necessary step down in order to make beauty of it and to appreciate it, I feel like I am nurturing myself in every way and steadying myself. I love doing this.
In other news: I've accepted the position of Associate Director of the Syracuse City Ballet! It is a part-time position that I'll be doing in addition to my other job and I'm so excited! I can't wait to jump in and join their mission.