Yesterday morning I realized I had neglected some bananas bought earlier in the week. While feeling a little guilty it suddenly occurred to me to make apple banana bread so nothing would go to waste. Quickly pulling out the ingredients and stirring it all together, a loaf was soon in the oven. After allowing the bread to cool, I wrapped it up and headed to the bookshop. Funny thing about our little bookshop is the bunch of mix-match bowls, spoons, forks and even...a bread knife! The weekend brings in some of the regulars that buy a book a week and it was even better to be able to share some homemade bread.
The characters (I like to call people characters sometimes as if they are in a story) that stopped by were Michael an old mathematician that purchases only science or history books and can explain any math equation that I unfortunately do not understand (one of these days maybe!)...he slides me a gray salt caramel as I listen, Erin the girl that loves a good piece of fiction including anything related to Jane Austen and often we lust after the new Penguin classics clothbound books, Richard Alexander with his deep voice eloquently summarizing obscure and known classic novels and has a soft spot for Jewish literature and anything from the NYRB collection, Bill Biddle the university professor/writer of a newspaper weather column always reads a poem out loud to me and loves anything to do with Homer, Kathleen the lady that fell in love with reading at a young age will dive into just about any genre and this time it was the nature section, Amelia with a big smile as she gathers up any good biography or cookbook and finally North who is beginning age 2 full of giggles and high-fives and loves to explore the book shop. I am grateful for these familiar faces as well as the new ones each day supporting indie bookshops.
A really wonderful read is this interview with Brian Ferry from the blue hour on ilovethatphoto.
Song of the Day = Owl Waltz by Seabear
camera: polaroid spectra