psomí bakery & Dr. Singh's clinic.
where the scent of freshly baked
greek bread &
indian spices filled the air,
if a you, from back in time
would have walked by,
on the corner of Lakeside Road and
yes. if that you, would've stood still
right there, only for a moment.
you could have heard
the sound of 'solitude'
coming from the open doors
of the roof terrace above.
maybe you would've felt
freshly grounded cardamom and cloves,
ginger, cinnamon and star anis,
making their way towards you.
and maybe the sound and the scent
would've made you gaze up to see me there;
cup in one hand. book in the other.
and perchance I would've felt it
and raised my eyes
to see you.
standing there in the street.
perhaps we could've sat together. in solitude.
squinting our eyes through early summer haze
until we could see Alexandra Palace
in the distant park across the hills.
maybe we could've shared stories,
shared bread from psomí bakery.
wave at Dr. Singh walking by.
and sip on indian spiced chai au lait.
Stay hungry Stay soulfullish'
| all words, chai making & recipe by emma lemholt |
| all photography by hannah lemholt |
| image n°1 & n°4 are portraits of me from -08 |
| chai au lait soundtrack; solitude performed by ryuichi sakamoto |