So one of the things I’m thinking about today is how we can be creative with so many parts of ourselves– it is, in fact, part of our very essence.
We dance with our feet, our legs. We cook, paint, draw, or sculpt with our hands. We sing and speak with our mouths. And that’s if we don’t count every other system that’s involved in these actions. Muscles, bones, skin. All of our senses and sense organs– eyes, ears, noses, tongues. And, perhaps, most of all, our powerful and awesome brains. And, of course, I’m leaving out a slew of other creative activities and bodily parts.
I’m thinking of this because I want to focus on my singing for a bit, but I also need another outlet to replace my dance class. And I’m thinking the combination of cooking and singing is a good one. When I first thought of this today, I thought– oh, I’ll be doing two creative things with my mouth. And then I realized that I wasn’t thinking about cooking– I was thinking about eating. 🙂 But how cool that I can use this summer to try to be more creative– all over! (I’m even looking to see if I can find a bellydancing class nearby. I’ve been dying to at least give it a try).
I think I’ve got “Cheek to Cheek” mostly down, completing Song 1 of my 52 Songs in 52 Weeks challenge. My song for this week, although it was not on my song list, is Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn.” Now, technically, this is the song for this past week, but I plan on making up the time I lost due to icky stomach feelings. I already know this song fairly well, so it’ll just be an issue of remembering which verse is which and where it sits in my voice. Hopefully by next week I’ll get a video or audio clip up.
As for cooking, I bought some packages of yeast last week. And I’ve been wanting to make something bready– mostly because I feel like I want to work with some kind of dough and bread products seem like, first, a really good way to get your hands dirty, and two, such a simple pleasure– such a basic staple of human existence. I’ve got in mind something hearty and crusty, maybe something to make a nice sandwich on.
So the question really is: bagels, pasta, or bread? I’m leaning towards a simple bread first, then bagels, then pasta— but I’m open to opinions on which you think I should try first. Or if you have any good recipes– hook me up! copy and paste, link, or even comment right here!