Beauty in the Ordinary

This is not about being brilliant, or extraordinary, it's not about wanting to be famous, or making headlines, or trying to impress...this about sharing a 'gift' each day with the world...to lift the spirit of people when they read this blog, to show them the beauty in the ordinary.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Friday, April 26, 2013

Cooking...


"such an interesting activity, rich with purpose, brimming with ritual and significance.   Jamie Oliver, believing that a large part of the civilized world no longer knows how to cook or even why they should, is leading what he calls a Food Revolution.  Trying to rekindle in the masses what the few who still have a love affair with food cling to;  that basic, powerful instinct - to Nourish.  Not just to feed, but to truly nourish, body, soul, family, relationships.  I admire him.
Sometimes when I dream, a recurring scenario plays out wherein I forget to feed something helpless, be it a baby or an animal and the panic that pervades my night is palpable.
Right now the Art of Cooking is seeping it's way into the most intimate part of life...replacing something stolen. Such a beautiful usurper.  Thank you for stepping in where my broken heart sits, holding me gently like a sweet friend, hand cupped under chin and kissing sweetly upon my cheek saying "don't worry, all will be well very, very soon".
There is so much more to the simple act of cooking than meets the eye."JP













8 comments:

  1. I hope you are Ok. I am glad you are being nourished.

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    1. I'm being very well taken care of Chania. Not to worry, but thank you for caring

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  2. I love cooking (and eating what I've cooked)!

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    1. I know you do Cro and it is a joy to witness

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  3. J, I feel concerned about you too. Sounds as if you are going through a painful time at the moment. I cook a main meal for us every day - sitting down together and sharing a meal is so important and not only from the food point of view but for the sharing of it also.. Take care, love Molly xxx

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  4. Thank you Molly...life is not easy right now, as I am sure you well know. Even though I am so grateful for small mercies. Forgive a girl for being indulgent.

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  5. Cooking's great
    EATING's BETTER
    X

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