“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”
– A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
Ahhhhhhhh, Love. Being in love, well on your way to love, wishing for love. It all appeals to me. I’ve been in love a time or two and here’s the best/worst kept secret about it: you can fall right on out of it.
Take that whichever direction you choose.
I told myself that I was ready for love a few months back. I must admit I didn’t think past the thought of, “If I imagine what it’s like to be in love, like really take the time and fully embrace those feelings of love, then it will come to me.” Yeah. That sounds like a great idea! Besides, even if love doesn’t show up, it will have shown up in the most important place. Me! ☺
Yes, I indulged in rather cliché things: danced in the rain, picked a flower or 5, watched love stories and dined with candle lit dinners. Other times I just sat and daydreamed what being in love feels like. Everyone has their own opinion and feelings, but to me love feels like a really sunny day. High of 80*F with the winds at 3 mph. A few clouds in the sky to cover the sun when you’re so hot your heart thumps. . .feet in the sand, walking around on a beach with a delicious drink in my hand. Being in love feels like the wind hitting your ear at an odd angle causing you to jump as if someone just tickled you. Falling in love gives me that same feeling a trumpet playing in the background while studying does; it fills me up and lifts me to a different place- a new level. Love elevates. 💘💘✨✨✨
Wellll that is exactly what happened. I got what I asked for and fell right on in love!!! In love with food, that is…trumpet style!!! My entire life has been dedicated to the learning experiences & preparation of food. Everyday is not fun. Definitely not easy. However everyday is worth it. I just have to remind myself in those moments to fall in love with my craft in a new way. Get creative, think outside of the box. You never know what you will create until you try!
I was feeling silly that I might have wasted some much needed time these past months, but I was really being prepared to learn a fabulous lesson: to fall in love everyday! Not just with one thing, but with as much as you can and without shame. Love is not shameful. It is the basis of everyone’s desires. Love is the greatest silent communicator; spoken by our actions.
* A toast: to falling in love with your partner, craft or dreams and everything in between. Everyday…minus one. 😉 *
The Smitten Chef 💘
Everyone should know that I ate oh so many bites of chocolate covered cherries and strawberries. In the name of love and finding one’s way of course!! 😱😍😍😍 it was but a dream too!