..and peas if you have. It's easy to get caught up in, well, the crap, the things you think are all so important, but really don't matter at all. If there's one thing that brings perspective, it's nature, whether in the backyard, at the beach or in the hills.
Feeling a little off centre yesterday afternoon, I clawed myself away from the computer and sunk into the garden, which is an almighty, blessed mess at the moment. No order, structure, routine or plan. The rest of life demands enough of that. Just nature's plan doing her own thing and me in there messing about and helping her out when I have the time.
I shelled broad beans and peas, the mind slowed, my feet hit the earth, the knot in my stomach released and the sun came out. The top broad bean still in its shell contains beans the size of my thumb, my whole thumb, hence the peas for an attempt at visual perspective.
With balance in mind, or the heart calling for it if truth be told, I'm off to walk the beach with my feet in the water, followed by sensory fulfillment at Taste of Melbourne. Food isn't all about the stomach; you see it, smell it, touch it and wonder at it before you even taste it.
Wishing you balance and blessings in whatever size, shape or form that means for you.
And remaining open to editors looking for a fresh voice in food, the land and the inextricable link between them.
(Julia Hebaiter in Another Life)FoodLit Writer, Feel-Good Food Lover & Storyteller
Because Food Sans Story is Bland