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11.19.2009

the nesting urge has moved to the kitchen. but i can't cook.


i want a house. it doesn't need to be big. in connecticut maybe? just outside san francisco? you tell me where, i'll go.

i want the kitchen to have black and white tiled floors. with a cuisinart on the counter. and none of that terrible fluorescent lighting. i'll employ lamps if i have to. or chinese lanterns. and i will make guacamole from scratch. always. because, this i can do. and a three tiered apron will i wear as i sit in front of the oven, willing the bread to rise. you will peek your head in and laugh. and i will throw mine back. and there in our tiny kitchen under the christmas lights and hanging pans, we will dance. circling ever closer to the curly-corded phone that you will raise to your ear and dial for take-out. and then, i will laugh. and you will catch me mid-guffaw. with a kiss. and with that kiss you will swallow my laugh. and sustenance will i have provided.

and that will be our kitchen.



24 comments:

Carrie said...

Meg, this is beautiful, and it's been a dream of my own as well...for as long as I can remember. :)

Emily said...

Lovely description of the ideal kitchen and kitchen moments! I long for my own space too - to design to my own tastes (kind of sick of sharing with roommates!)!

Summer B. said...

What a delight to read this Thursday afternoon!

Marisa said...

i can picture it now... beautiful image...

i do not have ONE fluorescent light in my house... LAMPS, DIMMERS(best invention ever) and candles all the way!!

Lynz said...

this sounds amazing...when you meet him see if he has a brother for me!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Awwww..tears! But happy tears. This was lovely.

Ross & Amanda Goodman said...

Love this! You are lovely!

Andrea said...

Wow.. that sounds perfect. I'd like that now please. Your writing is beautiful.

defining amy said...

absolute perfection. that made me genuinely happy.

Wisdom + Understanding said...

you write the best finishing sentences :)

Hanako66 said...

this just melted my heart!

tara said...

hello! i'm tara. i'm obsessed with your blog. you write beautifully!

Kelsey and Riley said...

this is completely fabulous. my kitchen is like 10 feet long and maybe 6 feet wide. with a mini fridge and mini oven. someday, we'll have a big kitchen and i'll cook for my husband. :) we can dream right?

iheartkiwi said...

don't forget music from an old record player in the background...

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. -Harriet Van Horne

Alexandra said...

seriously ADORABLE imagery...aww! i need to teach you how to cook, it's fun!

Sara said...

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted a big, beautiful kitchen.

I can not cook.

I like your scenario better.

jasmine said...

this made me smile so big. i'm still smiling!

you make me want to write more often.

Krissa said...

oh i loved reading this....
so simple and tender!

um...and if you are thinking of places to move to I am putting a good word in for AZ

Jo said...

This is so sweet! A perfect evening! I sincerely hope you get it! And I hope I do, too! :)

Emily said...

I was sipping my coffee this morning, when I remembered that I hadn't checked your blog in a few days. I pressed play on the Lisa Mitchell video below (love her) and listened while I read this post. And it was perfect. Toe tapping, sigh inducing perfection. They were a lovely little duo of mediums. Thank you Meg, for inspiring me a little bit this morning.

Spardha Malik said...

i cant cook... but sure wud love to dance under chrismas lights on b/w tiled kitche with nice baking smell filling the air ... oh!!!
thank you,

Mrs. B said...

^.^

Ruth said...

Yes! Come to Connecticut! It's lovely here :)

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