Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Good Morning!!

I woke this morning and began reading poetry.  I usually delegate it to the end of the day when I am tired.  How refreshing to read the poems as they ought to be read with new young morning light.

Jane and I are in some disagreement on the book so that is interesting to discuss.  We are at a finalizing stage so I suppose we each have attachment to one way or another.  Tis good, I realize, and fun, and the tussle can only lead to a stronger, more vital book.  May this be so!

I am cooking this morning and enjoying making a broth of wine, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, pepper, cloves in which to poach the chicken for the dish I plan to make.  I realize how clearly this dish will never be made again, these carrots, these chickens, this wine.  I used to want a precise recipe, and today I recognize the impossibility of that and even the limitation.  Many good recipes were "accidents."

Also, the ingredients can't be the same each time.   Even two sides of an orange have a different amount of vitamin C, receive differing amounts of light.  We go to a restaurant and want the dish to be exactly the same, but no two vegetables have the same life, no two pieces of a cow.

We were raised to uniformity with the rise of food at the grocery store packaged to look alike.  Today I celebrate diversity and that this moment, this one, will never occur again.  I forget sometimes.  I have been rushing about, but today I sit with just this,  and the joy of smell.  There are wondrous smells outside, and the smell of chicken poaching in wine fills the house.

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