Architect and freelance illustrator Maja Wrońska continues to amaze with her beautifully executed watercolor paintings of iconic cityscapes from around the world.
First prepare the Gingerbread Syrup
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients into a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce hit and allow for…
my eyelids are drooping but i can’t close them. our carbohydrate boats hit dry ground and ran ashore and here i am, stranded on an island in the middle of the sea and i need to accept the fate that first awaited me. i chose it, it did not chose me, and i must meet it face to face and eye to eye and word for word.
the tsunami is coming; red wine, white wine, rose. the water recedes from our shores and all is still, so we make boats of crepes and american pancakes, painted with lemon and dabbled with sugar: please keep us afloat. and in the wave comes, with the bells of the hour. it is late and we should be working but our only desire is that to survive so we climb aboard and brace ourselves. and in floods the wine, grapes off the vine will never be as sweet.
and we eat holes in the hull.
and we drown ourselves.
Zora Neale Hurston, “Their Eyes Were Watching God” (via glissantine)
Cambridge is like a grown-up’s secret garden.
(i just know i could never turn my back on the labyrinth of cobbled streets and church spires and colleges. i could never turn my back on flourishing gowns and flowing wine and friends with whom i steal from fellows. fairies dance across my eyelids in the shadows of chapel spires)