Mornings musings; pasteries, coffee and public grief.

I have just been to the bakery to get our morning pastry fix – we seemed to have developed a daily pastry habit this last few months, just as well there is a bit of walking involved to and from the bakery.

It’s a beautiful morning here in Korcula, the sun is shining and the sea is so perfectly still and clear, one of those mornings to remind me why it is so nice to live here.  I grew up by the sea (Otago Harbour, Dunedin) and love the smell of the sea and its many moods.  This morning is calm and gentle and the coffee is brewing and I have my visnja (cherry) pastry, 2 good things to start the day with.

Switching on the computer and tuning in this mornings news I note with sadness the passing of Steve Jobs, all the more poignant for me (& many others) as I have an Uncle in NZ who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 3 months ago.   I find the very public sharing of grief an interesting phenomena and the prevalence of social media in our daily lives spreads so many messages of support to the Job’s family so quickly.  There are so many heart-felt messages being shared,  and a number of blogs already written and dedicated to Mr Jobs – here I am doing the same thing, this was not what I was not what I was intending to write about this morning but here we have it.

I found this interesting CNN article on Steve and his conversion to buddhism, .

Sympathies with the family and friends of this visionary and thoughts with all families and friends who are hurting and grieving today over the loss of their own loved ones.

About Seba Silver

In June 2011 my wife and I opened a small store on the beautiful Dalmatian Island of Korcula. Our store (Seba Dizajn) showcases stunning filigree jewellery, all work is made on site offering you the fascinating chance to see filigree jewellery being made. Visit us at to see and purchase some of our filigree jewellery. The Seba family have been working, and creating beautiful pieces of filigree jewellery for over 500 years.
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8 Responses to Mornings musings; pasteries, coffee and public grief.

  1. Helz-Design says:

    thanks for sharing your thoughts ruth.
    sounds silly but somehow i can.t stop crying 😦

    i have to confess that i became a vegetarian because of steve jobs.
    read about his dedication to buddhism and his way of treating life and i suddenly felt that this is right.
    strange isn.t it?

    • Seba Silver says:

      It dosen’t sound silly at all Helen! It is interesting how we are affected by the death of a public figure, someone we don’t know but can relate to – as you say he inspried your vegetarian choose (interesting). My feeling is that such a publicly talked about death makes us think even more about our own losses and friends who are currenlty suffering. Give you son a big hug and think about the good people who you still have in your life. Tomorrow will be a better day.

      • Helz-Design says:

        sure the death of a public person reminds us of our own losses and those are hard to bear.
        so many people try to deny their pain by switching over to public mourning.

        my feelings are also with those who lost somebody or who have somebody suffering.
        there is a certain helpless in life when a loved one is suffering and you literally can.t do anything 😦

        btw. i love the ship 🙂

      • Seba Silver says:

        It was such a nice peaceful morning yesterday (that was what I started writing about), so many beautiful ships dock here overnight during the summer – one of my brothers is very keen on sailing so I thought to take some photos to send to him… I see he still hasn’t signed up to his wee sisters blog, so will have to email the pictures direct to him. Hope you having a good day…. look forward to seeing our Christmas design from

  2. Michele Taylor Coach says:

    Beautifully brief and thoughtful, Ruth. Public grief is, indeed, odd: it feels presumptuous to grieve over someone with whom I have never had a relationship. And yet, I do feel sadness – for all he stood for, did and inspired others to be. As well as all he made possible and all he believed in: design and beauty, the synchronicity of form and function, the simple over the complex…

    Enjoy the beautiful sea, and the pastries and let’s us see where our hunger and foolishness can take us.

    • Seba Silver says:

      Hi Michele. Thank you for the compliment, I found it odd as I wrote how my slant changed, almost went back to original musings on Korcula alone as a nice place to live but it felt right to keep the post as it naturally flowed. I appreciate your feedback, and yes! let’s see where the hunger and foolishness led us… and see what dings we will leave in the Universe. Love the quote you left on your facebook page earlier today. Mr Jobs left a big ding in our universe when we reflect on all the talking time he is consuming at the moment alongside of his beautifully designed and engineered products.

  3. Tanya Smith says:

    A lovely post in its simplicity. Like you I started out today thinking I wouldn’t mention Steve Jobs (I’m on the blog challenge as you are), but as the day progressed I ended up writing my whole post about it – simply because It was thoughts that wouldn’t go away.
    Nice to have connected with you – your jewellery looks gorgeous 🙂

    • Seba Silver says:

      Hi Tanya, thanks so much for your feedback. I appreciate you taking the time to make a comment here – especially as there are so many blogs to look at in the Challenge! I am glad you enjoyed the post and that you too wrote what was in your thoughts, I think this is the way we can best produce sincere writing. Thanks too for your compliments about the jewwellery, we think it is gorgeous too!

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