The Beauty of Food and Family

Long eggplant growing in a neighbor's garden

Long eggplant growing in a neighbor’s garden

Good Day, God!

THANK YOU! Our daughters are here with us! Here to celebrate my wonderful husband Kit’s 81st birthday! That alone is reason enough to rejoice. How truly marvelous it is, God, to have beloved daughters who are, in addition, such enjoyable friends!

And it is a double joy to hear them laughing and talking with each other!

Of course, we — like this eggplant — are all still growing. And that, too, is amazing. No one told me when I was young . . . never even hinted . . . that we are never done growing and learning.

Just recently I found a quote from Norman Lear: “I can’t believe some of the insights I’ve had in my 90s.” Now that is an encouraging word!

Still, I wonder how it is that we feel at age 21 we are grown up? Heck, I remember being appalled when at 17 I needed my parents permission for a vaccination. I was quite certain I was already “a grownup.” Ah, my.

It does seem we need someone to say definitively that a life well lived consists of multiple molts. It would be quite sad to remain “done” at any one point. There is so much to learn! And there are so many aspects of ourselves that have yet to be “turned on” or integrated into our Being.

Sometimes I think that my life is like a spiral — learning some things over and over — but each time absorbing a bit more. More Love. More Openness. More Awe! More Thankfulness!

OH! I just took a Nine Minute Nap — relaxing my body and my busy mind — and I remembered! Often before we can learn we must UNLEARN! I am unlearning FAST and embracing SLOW. Unlearning MORE and boy is THAT hard! Ah well. I will keep at it with Your Help!

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