“It is heaven to be the first one up, and free to eat breakfast all alone…” ― Katharine Hepburn, The Making of The African Queen.
Warning: This is another quote heavy post. I am really starting to embrace my quote addiction; a quote speaks a thousand words and pictures… My tutor would kill me right now if he could, though. He spent this entire year trying to restrain me from always thinking that it is okay to replace entire paragraphs with a quote, or two…or three. But even though it may be true – quotes can easily hinder ‘original thought’ when they are over-referred to, they remain among some of the greatest triggers for inspiration…
“Life consists of thoughts. The better your thoughts, the more beautiful your life will be.” ― Vikrant Parsai
But moving swiftly on; Fresh berries meet dried berries; meanwhile, peanut butter does its usual thing on top of the yogurty, breakfast granola heap…peanut butter = the reigning king of breakfast: I wake up craving peanut butter – every, single. day. It is a genetic weakness – peanut butter is in my blood. Most normal people manage to make do with granola that doesn’t need this extra swirly nuttiness draped over the top…join the club. Breakfast is so peaceful, and early mornings are so refreshing. When you live in a city like London, you only realize how quiet the world can be when the sun has just risen; when there are no cars on the roads and the city’s background noise has temporarily abandoned the city…By the time your milky tea has gone cold and the radio turns on, you can sense that you are no longer alone – everybody else is awake too, only sleepier than you. I am also loving these pink tea towels! The soft checkers and stripes create the perfect background. They create the illusion of a crispy and fresh early morning, even though this couldn’t be further from the sticky + humid reality that is currently smothering London… &&&, I found another quote; it seems like Susan Branch is a breakfast fanatic too:
I love to use my prettiest table settings – crocheted placemats with lace-edged napkins and old hammered silver. And whether you are inside in front of a fire, candles burning brightly on a wintery day – or outside on a patio enjoying the morning sun – whether you are having a group of friends and family, a quiet little brunch for two, or an even quieter little brunch just for yourself, breakfast can set the mood and pace of the whole day. ― Susan Branch, Days from the Heart of the Home
Descriptions like that can only come from the morning meditation which only a good breakfast and a decent dose natural light can provide you with…Let’s photograph to our hearts content, good breakfast lighting only occurs for ¼ of the year, after-all… Breakfast is so important every day; but more so on days when you are going to be constantly surrounded by other people. Breakfast – or simply an early morning before everybody else is rushing around re-charges the very last bit of your batteries. It is hard to say goodbye to the silence when it is finally time to get ready and snap of out the scene… How many of us have longggggggg days ahead? I have 11-11. A light breakfast would be most inexcusable..