So, I am sure we are all experiencing new and wonderful things in our lives that are changing how we think about the world - including new books, travels, conversations, food, films, jobs, scents -- anything.
I think it's time we share some of these things with each other.
-Arab baths: wading from pool to pool, a tepid pool, a hot pool, a freezing pool, a salt pool, a jetted pool, an aromatherapy room, a sauna room; see here. I don't understand why spas across the world haven't embraced this ingenious practice - I have never been more relaxed and my skin has never been softer.
-The scent of orange trees. Inexplicably fresh and delicious.
-Lectures on Faith. What does "faith unto life and salvation" mean?
-The Mezquita Catedral. Iconic images:
-Brie, tomato and basil sandwiches on a fresh baguette. Or, brie, tomato and avocado.
-"Ti regalero una rosa" by Simone Cristicchi, winner of the San Remo Song Festival. Lyrics here - those who cannot handle Sylvia Plath, beware.
-Chocolate-covered matzo (thanks Kathryn).