How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young? ~Paul Sweeney
All the ingredients are on the counter. Eggs, milk, flour, real butter, raisins, sugar, brown sugar, are laid out in order of the way each one goes into the recipe. My world famous jam cake, luscious, rich, full of fruits, sweet, carmel icing is ready to be prepared, designed to tempt the sweet tooth of everyone who sees it. This is a 3 layered cake, not 1, not 2, but 3 layers, with home made carmel fudge icing in between each moist layer. Just a hint of rum in the cake part, to moisten, the bites melt in our mouths. We don’t make this cake very often as this cake takes a while to prepare, then with a slow heated oven of 375 degrees, we put it in the oven, have to wait over an hour for the whole of it to be totally baked. As I wait, I realize that life is much like this. We are busy doing the prep work, the activity of getting every thing step by step set up, then we have to stick it in the oven , to WAIT for it to be done, then we can set it up, frost it, do the extra little tweaks. But we have to wait in the middle part. Opening up the oven, just to check when we darn well know it isn’t done yet, can cause the cake to fall. Taking it out before it is completely ready, will make the cake, or our life not be fully ready to cool, to be iced. We didn’t use the packaged cake mixes as the love, the fun of preparing this wondrous delectable would be taken out, the uniqueness of each one. Toss away our instant relationships, bake a slow moving, savoring every minute of life as we chose to wait on the real dream.
Animal totems: Manatee: Brother manatee moves , glides slowly through the water. He doesn’t allow stress to enter into his journey as he moves easily through rough waters. No stopping along his journey but realizes we have to make the whole journey. With this totem, this medicine we move forward with courage, strength and purpose. His medicine teaches us to be open, loving, honest.
I am here my usual hours today. May the fairies dance around each of us today. Love ya, Me, Cherokee, Cidro, Frankiecapone, Sugar Fortune Cookie, T and the sweet spirit of Bob and Bets.