Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Love, food and cooking. . .

"There are so many clich├ęs about love, food and cooking," she said. "But cooking with your lover is a great way to see where your relationship is. I have been called an alpha cook, but when I am in love, the man can put as much salt, cream and butter into the dish as he wants. Even if it's ruined, it's still the best dish you've ever eaten."
- Kim Sunee, Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love and the Search for Home
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Me thinks these are the most beautiful words I have read on love, on being in love. Not that I have read a lot. But isn't this what true love is all about? About embracing it all? The good, the bad and the ugly.

I feel blessed to be loved. I have been showered with so much love, it overwhelms me. Am I really worthy of it? I don't know. I really don't. Am I reciprocating even half of it? Or am I still that selfish 20-year-old who wanted it all? I hope not.

The past year and a half has made me stronger, and weaker. Yes, I've been blessed. Thank you, my love.

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