All of the audio from Story Shuffle 5.0 is now up, featuring the theme of ‘I Love’ and hosted by Roxborough farmer Rachel Playe. In her infinitely playful manner, Playe had us all tell our stories in a blanket fort she had constructed.
As if that wasn’t enough of a highlight, West Philly folk rock band Flat Mary Road was on hand for a short acoustic set.
The notes I prepared before:
- I love water ice, and, really, water ice is a lot about love.
- When you make water ice, an old woman once told me, it really is so much more about the technique than the ingredients.
- I don’t know how old the woman was, maybe only in her later 50s, but her hair kept me guessing. She had a long gray pony tail, like an early winter had set in before her leaves had the chance to fall like most women do, shortening their hair as they get older.
- Water ice is like love: you boil water and sugar, add the ingredients and freeze with the greatest and most patient of techniques