For you, from me, with love - 4/9

[dropcap custom_class="normal"] E [/dropcap]ye Candy: Paris in the Spring.

Bright blooms everywhere. ParisFlowers

An awesome article by Danny Schreiber on Zapier about how to get more done than you ever thought possible. Tips on how to more efficiently curate your daily news and when to send someone an email versus when to turn the response into a blog post, plus way more. 

The Five Minute Journal is pretty cool. Their new app might be even cooler. I've been using it for three days now, and aside from early bugs, I'm quite enjoying it.

Oh my gosh, this poem by Naomi Shihab Nye from Words Under the Words: Selected Poems

The Art of Disappearing

When they say Don't I know you? say no.

When they invite you to the party remember what parties are like before answering. Someone telling you in a loud voice they once wrote a poem. Greasy sausage balls on a paper plate. Then reply.

If they say We should get together say why?

It's not that you don't love them anymore. You're trying to remember something too important to forget. Trees. The monastery bell at twilight. Tell them you have a new project. It will never be finished.

When someone recognizes you in a grocery store nod briefly and become a cabbage. When someone you haven't seen in ten years appears at the door, don't start singing him all your new songs. You will never catch up.

Walk around feeling like a leaf. Know you could tumble any second. Then decide what to do with your time.

Adding to the To-Read ListDelancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage

The New York Times asks: With so much out there "out there," where do we find generational social connection?

Prepping the kitchen — Why, yes, I do love pistachios. And lemons. And cake. Pistachio Lemon Pound Cake