“…cooking done with care is an act of love.”~Craig Claiborne
Day 3 on astonishment:
BEING COOKED FOR
After an intense dance class, I dragged myself home in the dark: a drenched, and sore, dishrag. It was almost too much to take a shower.
And then, the magic! My husband cooked a delicious dinner.
While the aromas of one of my favorite meals wafted alluringly through each room of the house, I started to feel a little more perky. But nothing could have compared with the unforgettable experience of eating that lovingly cooked meal alongside my family. I found myself grinning uncontrollably: with gratitude, with pleasure, with revivification.
It may seem commonplace. And yet, what could be more vitalizing than being fed, having one of our primal needs fulfilled by someone else’s thoughtfulness, effort, creativity? It really is astonishing to go from flat out exhausted and ravenous to energized and satiated due to someone else’s generosity….especially when the food is tasty, thereby also feeding our souls.
Whether the cook is someone we know or someone we’ll never meet, his or her gift of a meal is truly amazing–nourishing us, mind, body and soul.
What astonishes you?
living a life:
Tell about it.” ~Mary Oliver, “Sometimes”