Coinage / A Piece of Eight
"Now those noble golden coins of South America are as medals of the sun and tropic token-pieces."
"Here palms, alpacas, and volcanoes; sun’s disks and stars; ecliptics, horns-of-plenty, and rich banners waving, are in luxuriant profusion stamped; so that the precious gold seems almost to derive an added preciousness and enhancing glories, by passing though those fancy mints, so Spanishly poetic."
Quote via Moby Dick.
Photos of the most recent additions to my coin collection.
A charms update
Yeah, I still collect them.
I need to add these continent-conquered ones to my bracelet.
I also like wearing them as necklace decor, like this one of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia.
One of my favorite things to pick up on travels is jewelry. It’s memorable, wearable and portable.
Sunday Snow Day
You know those days you are trapped at the office, wishing you were warmly nestled at home with a good book, comfort food and time for and to yourself?
With yesterday’s snow and cold and canceled activities, it became the perfect weekend day for just that.
I drank hot drinks, relaxed, organized, read and cooked:
Arugula soup with spinach, kale, herbs and lemon (feeling very lucky to be eating this fresh in the midst of a snow storm)
Paired with homemade bread and Jarlsberg – so good.