Peasant Mind, Peasant Wine


It has come to my attention tonight that I choose the wines of peasants over highbrow. Perhaps one might see offense in this yet I see this as a compliment. A recognition of the labours of those with whom I’d stand amongst in the journey to the fruitful.

Let me set the table for you.

three bottles opened : representatives hailing from Spain, Italy, and Austria

I blindly made my way into each region with open tongue, both in mind and spirit. My bliss was in what I tasted, felt, treated my soul to, and yet when i revealed my intentions to choose this particular wine I was deemed the outcast of high society; am I shocked? Being from New Jersey I’ve managed to create a coat of technicolors that I bear arms with at any given moment, dare I say a personality flaw, or a gift. I am not offended rather inspired to increase my studies and habits of trying wines that reveal my higher palate and mind.

So which wine did I choose? I chose Austria this time. It spoke to me. Peppery, creamy, dreamy and tart touches that spread across my tongue like a double dutch dance.

2012 Emmerich Knoll ‘Vinothekfullung’ Grüner Veltliner Smaragd, Wachau,Austria

Peasant bread rocks!

 

The Death of Smoochy

I have always been fascinated by the rantings of those who let us feel with their words; as if their own lips and spit were enough to change the patterns of the UNIverse, stall time, and create a unique twist in the fabric of our minds that would help each of us catch our breath. But while I ponder now I prefer to feel the silence, one coated in the hum of white noise plugging my ears from sanity. Noise that only I can communicate with. The noise of persistence, the noise of compassion, of my own thoughts, my values, and of acknowledgement of what can become. It doesn’t feel so much like terror now as it is invited into each living cell of my body. Rough and intent on ripping through my flesh so there’s nothing left to be found. And yet I feel no pain, no discomfort, just uniformed breathing, like an underwater symphony conducted by my lungs and orchestrated by my glowing organs. For in this silence that drips down my eyes like golden honey I am reminded how sweet I can be, not to you, but to me. I taste the efforts and I sway into the noise of love.

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