Continuing in the theme of the last post... On my mind today, the blessings of family and good company.
It won't exactly show, because the only photo of a person is me, but I hope you'll read between the lines.
Me and my sister's borscht, one of the best soups in the world, especially when paired with sour cream like here. (Oh, and no, it's not traditional Czech. Go further to the East.)
- Pinkish purplish t-shirt, second-hand
- Long skirt, dark blue with white and silvery horizontal stripes, second-hand
- Felted bangle, Fair Trade (if I remember correctly, from Nepal)
- My good old watch (featuring a teddy :-) with new leather strap
- Chalice necklace, family heirloom
The watch: I stopped wearing my watch back at Grammar school when I played basketball (badly, but I did), and started using my mobile phone instead. At the trainings, we had to take all our possessions with us to the gym, because the dressing rooms could not be properly locked. I usually threw everything into my bag... the watch together with my keys. Which, naturally, resulted in scratched watch. Recently, I figured out a watch was more useful for checking the time than a mobile phone, especially when running to a railway station with the mobile phone safely hidden in the depths of my backpack...
Oh yes, and I'm wearing it so far down/up on my forearm. It's practical.
The chalice necklace: A Czech protestant variation on cross necklaces... The chalice is a symbol of Czech protestantism, dating back to the 15th century, the hussite movement and, more importantly, the utraquist movement that promoted serving both bread and wine to laypeople at the Communion (I hope this makes sense, I'm not sure about the English words for this). So, in fact, it's a symbol of the Communion.
I got mine from mom, who probably got it from someone else in the family. I wear it almost all the time now.
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Yesteday, I met with my friend as planned. We went to our favourite café (which also happens to be the only café in our hometown, but I think it would be our favourite even if it weren't). Had chocolate/honey cake and beverages to our preference.
Beverages to our preference
Then we went to her home and she showed me their new sewing machine and her new basketry.
And then we just walked the streets and talked which is how our meetings usually end.
We plan to go to theatre together as soon as possible.