…she was seesawing on the elder-bough, lost to almost everything but a vague sense of jam and idleness.
I’m certain that when George Eliot wrote this little piece of The Mill on the Floss, she was not instructing her readers to “Eat pastry like nobody’s watching.” But you know, it’s not bad advice, taken either metaphorically or literally…
Not that I’m trying to give you advice; Jam and Idleness is not an advice column; but we should all acknowledge that baked goods are part of what makes life more than merely survivable.
Jam and Idleness has changed over the years; after a 2-year hiatus, I am blogging the hell out of this site while I hunker down for the trials, tribulations, sugar, and naps that define COVID-19. Wherever you are, I hope you’re safe!