Sometimes it’s fun and intriguing to bring back an oldie but goodie. The poem and artwork titled Laurel’s Kitchen is in my book Emerging Voices-Living On.
It surfaced and peeked its head out today and said – “remember me”? The words and art are as important to me now as they were when created. Please enjoy this old and proven recipe!
By chance, a friend found a cookbook named “Laurel’s Kitchen”.
The serendipity of this discovery gave me pause to reflect about my life.
Just what are the ingredients, when put together,
that will create a delectable and scrumptious dish?
What ought to be added and what are the exact measurements?
How does it all get kneaded together?
Should I let the mixture sit undisturbed so that everything blends and finds its balance?
How long will it take to cook up this perfect dish?
And, when tasting my concoction, will I remember to stop and
relish what feeds my heart and enriches my spirit.
I have come to appreciate that life does not come with a cookbook.
When in a place of stillness and gratitude, I remember that being alive
brings the possibility of a new recipe each and every day.
That’s when I know for sure that I am in “Laurel’s Kitchen”!
Laurel D. Rund (c) 2011