Woke up, headed to the local for a quick coffee and returned home to create some bath brews today. Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Robyn blasting in the background, I carefully pounded, muddled, and tossed all the ingredients together.
Raw and wildcrafted flowers, together with Epson salts and a few other precious ingredients which we heaped in spoonfuls into cotton bags, ready for a plunge and steep in some hot bath water. Because there’s no better cure to a bad day than a good soak in the tub, in water perfumed with petals, nourishing oats and skin-loving goat’s milk.
Later in the day, the boys and I headed to MacRitchie Reservoir in Singapour for what became a 10 click bushwack that ended in total darkness. It became a Power Walk of sorts. We talked about the projects we wanted to do in the future, and gave each other some great ideas, which to me, underscores what great friendships are about: support and encouragement. If you’re generous with ideas, you’ll only see that come back to you.
But back to the hike, and never knowing what was around the bend. I love the rainforest for its peace and other-worldness. It’s one of my secret thinking/praying spots here on the island. Picnics however, not so much. I’m petrified of the monkeys there Ebola-ing us. So people please, when you go out into nature, don’t be douchy and feed the wildlife or throw your rubbish around. You’re just asking for nature to turn.
Also on the cards: Mmerci Encore’s most ambitious project to date which involves a man, a woman, and a beautiful love story that weaves fate, chemistry, pheromones, laughter, and the future together. To get in the right headspace for it, I’ve been curiously browsing through bridal mags (not as lame or intimidating as you’d think, curiously).
In the meantime, here’s a gem of a church hymn which Mumford & Sons covered, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. “Here’s my heart, O take and seal it; Seal it for Thy courts above.”
Life’s grand when you get to do things you’re passionate about.