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Peculiar Treasures: Kinetic Wonders

By Sandra Clark

I’m cutting right to the chase this week. This installation art, Kinetic Rain, at the Changi Airport in Singapore is speaking to my soul so much I  put it in the post for you today. Rain enables life, movement, and us; in this piece it’s kinetic as we are.

While I’m thinking about movement and I am in awe with those who move on. Especially when it’s hard. Look at this collection of images and stories of strong single mothers by LDS photographer Erica Ericson.

How does your idea of beauty move over time and tragedy? Read Lee Woodruff’s lovely accounting of her journalist husband’s terror and their amazing transcendence together.

Mormon composers are creating a movement, and as the author so perfectly points out we didn’t just have a “moment”, but we’ve reached a critical mass and great works by Mormons are happening all over and outside of the music for the people, by the people.

How fast can your eyes move? Take this wee test and find out if your faster than the average reader. Can you beat our Kel? She smoked it at 557 wpm.

Here’s a book that will have you moving toward the kitchen. I have maybe been waiting for this cookbook my whole life– or at least since I drooled for a slice of the Trunchbull’s epic chocolate cake in Matilda.  I love that it was Dahl’s widow that finally made it all happen. What a delicious tribute.

The seasons are on the move, and here’s a fun tidbit and video explaining it is tree dieting that turns the leaves and sun that really makes a colorful autumn. Fascinating.

Did you watch the opening meeting of General Conference this weekend? The General Women’s Meeting featured more voices from more places than ever before. For this week’s First Draft Poetry, we have Melissa Young’s short but eloquent response to Elder Utchdorf’s talk about blessings and rain:

went outside
in the cold dark
and put my face to the rain

About Sandra Clark

Sandra Clark Jergensen's writing (most often about food) has been published in Gastronomica, Apartment Therapy, The Exponent, and at Segullah, where she was once the Editor-in-Chief, and now as Features Editor. Sandra geeked out on food and writing as a master's student food studies at University of Texas, Arlington. She makes her home in California where she runs without shoes, foster parents, teaches cooking, develops recipes, and struggles to take pictures with her eyes open, and sometimes all at the same time. She is the owner and creator of thekitchennatural.com.

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