I reluctantly crawled out from under my electric blanket this morning and headed out into the cold winter sunshine to listen to Jen Maiser interview June Taylor at the Ferry Building.
I'm so glad I did; it was a lovely interview, full of valuable insights. June cares deeply about the traditions and heritage of fruit preservation, and approaches her craft with great reverence.
She said many things that I'm still thinking on, but this particularly touched me: "I used to think it was about control," she said. "Now I think it's more about playing, and dancing, and seeing what happens."
(I don't do this very well yet. I know it's the way to living more joyfully, but it's difficult! And I'm honestly not quite sure how to play. Or dance, for that matter. But I'll get there.)