Sparked by Words

Kitchen Musings

The kitchen is the heart of the home. This much I know.


  1. Pour water into a colander though none of it will remain. Shake the colander vigorously and water splashes off. Put it aside – it still needs time to dry. Do you sense the mystery of water droplets?


  1. Spread a paper towel to dry the washed strawberries. Save the towel – the stain of the strawberries lingers. If I lift the towel again, will you smell the scent of the fruit?


  1. Listen to the Beatles sing, “I look at you all, see the love there that’s sleeping. While my guitar gently weeps,” – the refrain follows me all day. When I hum aloud, will you sing the words?


There is story in the colander and the strawberry essence and the music. How will I gather it?


Something elemental prevails in the water. Ah, now I write.



Just a Thought 9


While My Guitar Gently Weeps lyrics by George Harrison, 1968

Water Drop photograph courtesy David Restivo, Arau, Switzerland;




Comments on: "Kitchen Musings" (13)

  1. These are things I have never once thought about. Thank you, Shari.


  2. Yes, to the water droplets. And again, yes, to the smell. This alone proves you’re already primed to write…
    Genius, Shari


  3. Wonderful mental images. I look forward to seeing where you go with this. Elemental – magical, primitive or perhaps the forces of nature.


  4. In the style of stream of consciousness, your mind meandering, seeing where it takes you. Oh, the colander drying in the first point is a source of contention between my husband and me! The water droplets seem to materialise out of thin air however longs it’s stood to dry, whichever way up – a mystery indeed! Happy Writing, Sharon. 😀❤️


    • You gave me a giggle, Annika. I turn the colander at least once. It dries pretty quickly after a week or so. My hubby doesn’t care – he doesn’t know what the colander is used for. I’m lucky in that way. 😀

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  5. Strawberry Colanders Forever!


  6. This makes me think of the many days I’ve stood before the window just organizing vegetables mindlessly for supper–kids have grown, seasons change but these little things remain. it’s nice to be reminded, Shari.


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