Happiness Practice - November 9, 2018
It's time for what's making us happy this week!
First up is Salt Fat Acid Heat, on Netflix, which I think maybe everyone who's interested in has already watched, but maybe not, and if this is the push you need, go for it! It's gorgeous and interesting and I think Samin Nosrat is maybe the most charming person I've seen on screen in a long time. She does such a great job of introducing her topic and telling the relevant stories, and she seems to take a real joy in her work that's really infectious! Watching her taste something is almost as exciting as getting to try it myself, and I hope that she's on television a LOT more now. It's a great limited series and I really enjoyed watching it, so give it a look if you'd like. It definitely made me feel like cooking even more, and goodness knows I already love doing that!
Another thing making me happy this week is Heather Havrilesky's writing. I just finished her new book of essays, What if This Were Enough, and it was gorgeous and affecting and really just a great thing to read. Her last book, How to be a Person in the World, is a collection of her answers at the Ask Polly column she writes every week, which I also read religiously. She writes a lot about how hard it is to be a human and how much effort we all put into pretending all the time, pretending we're smaller and neater and happier than we really are, and how the world might be a better place if we all got to wear how we really felt more often. She's generally positive but acknowledges how much work it is to be positive, and that's something I can really get behind. I find her work really good and compelling, and it's always nice to read her words. Check her out!
And now, what about you? What's making you happy this week?