Where's Cara? (Volume Four)
Welcome to the fourth installment of Where's Cara? your one stop source for all of the places I and my writing can be found on the Internet!
You can find a more complete list of my work on my Published Work page.
I just returned from the wonderful Festival of Faith and Writing, which is always a great opportunity to be inspired, hug some of my favorites, and learn how little sleep I can actually get in order to survive.
While I was gone, these pieces made their way onto the web. I hope you enjoy them.
Let me know what you think of specific pieces, or of Where's Cara? in general, in the comments.
I dove deeply into the world of blue cocktails for this piece. It may be one of the most shared things I've ever written. It was a delight to hear from so many people who are passionate about what they do.
Apparently, I rarely write about anything other than beverages, these days. This is a piece about my relationship with tea, and how it relates to my faith. Here's a "sip" (haha!):
"When I’m anxious or stressed, my hands move to make a cup of tea, almost like a wordless prayer. In those moments, it doesn’t matter if I’m drinking from fine china, or clutching a worn and beloved mug. It doesn’t matter if there are small sandwiches. It only seems to be important that I watch the steam rise from the mouth of the cup and that I notice the way the milk mixes with the deep brown of the tea as I stir in a spoonful or two of sugar. It matters that I take a deep breath and inhale the scent of freshly brewed tea, allowing it to conjure a wide swathe of memories."
This article required a lot of detective work, but in the end, I was so proud of it. One of my sources summed vintage cocktail garnishes up nicely: "garden to glass, 300 years ago."
Some of you may remember that I wrote a piece for Suzanne Burden around her book Reclaiming Eve. It was lost in a website shuffle and she's just put it up again. It's still a very precious story to me. Here's how it starts:
"When I started reading Reclaiming Eve, I didn’t expect to be confronted with complicated feelings about the Eden story. I’ve always felt a certain compassion for Eve, and I clad myself in these feelings as I flipped through the pages. There was only one problem. I might not have a problem with Eve, but I do have a problem with Adam. "
I hope you've enjoyed this edition of Where's Cara? let me know your thoughts in the comments!