My Purpose

Just now getting to the August materials – it’s been a hectic, but crazily magnificent summer – and yesterday started noodling around with my life purpose.

What do you think of ‘I am a weaver of magic’? It applies to my business – in each of its three interwoven strands of food photography, food writing and recipe development, I have to take raw ingredients and weave them into a magical whole, much greater than the sum of its parts.

I’d like it to apply to all my interactions with other too, so that even in my day-to-day encounters, people feel enhanced by having come into contact with me.

And I’d like my own life to be full of moments of magic, enchantment and excitement.

It also encapsulates some metaphors and ideas which have always resonated – the image of life as a tapestry woven from hard-wearing serviceable, but ultimately satisfying threads interspersed with shimmering, colourful silks, silver and gold; the idea of alchemy, and my fascination with the Magician card in the Tarot (indeed my love of Tarot as a tool of self-exploration).

It’s feeling hugely exciting and inspiring to me, so I think I’m on the right track, but I wanted to get it out there into the world and make it concrete and real with this ‘question’.