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August 13, 2016


Sounds a bit like my first attempts at cooking. I would have liked to have spent more time with my mother - she was a great cook and I didn't fully appreciate this until I went to boarding school for 3 years and realised what I was missing. I love the idea of the poetry in the book - it would be a great way to remember details.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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