Time to focus on good stuff. The worst part of this whole conflict business is the tendency for the resulting vigilance to usurp the joy and curiosity and open hearted connectedness that make creativity successful in the first place. It would be far too easy to become the very things I presently find so irksome. (Irksome is such a mature-sounding way to describe waking up at 3 AM having just thought of a really dire possibility, isn't it?)
Much knitting / crochet got done today, but it was too late to fire up the dye pot, so it all looks pretty much like last night's photo. Tomorrow. Really.
I couldn't go another whole day without a wee bit of colour, though - here's the raw materials:
And the result:
The recipe is dead easy: Chop the tomatoes (best if warm from a sunny field), cucumber, and feta cheese into large-ish chunks of some sort. (Slices will do if you like.) The red onion should be a little finer - thin sliced is nice. Sprinkle liberally with dried basil, and add some Calamata olives. Serve and drizzle alternately with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We had this every day on Crete - many different arrangements (tossed, composed, thick slabs, etc.), but the actual ingredients never varied.