Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Just Saying Hi

Haven't been writing much of anything lately as a close friend has been in crisis and I have been pretty focused on helping her through it. I won't write about the specifics here though as it is a personal matter for her.

What is on my mind is that life can change in a moment, in a way you don't expect it to. I wake in the mornings lately and have to shake off my disbelief at what my friend is going through. Now that I have spent time with her I know she is strong enough - remarkably so - to move forward with hope and courage in spite of tragedy and loss. It makes me think, though. The human condition seems so fragile, so temporary, but we can withstand so much when forced to. I think things do happen for a reason, even if we wish they wouldn't have happened at all, and certainly can cause us to take pause, and get a little perspective on what we want, where we're going and what we're doing. I know this is a little vague but it's what I'm thinking about today. Sometimes we have to be jolted to really take a look at ourselves. Sometimes it sucks to do so, but it sure can be useful in one's personal evolution.

On another note, I just posted two recipes on my food page: one is for a lemony, yummy chicken picatta, and the other is for eggs baked in tomatoes and peppers - a wonderful breakfast. Both are easy to make. Enjoy...