Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Zen...or Something Like It
In my effort to slow down and be more "mindful," I took some time this past weekend to venture outside and soak in the changing seasons. Our apple tree was starting to leaf out, and our peach tree was ready to explode with pink blossoms. Our Forsythia bush looked lovely, rather than scraggly, with its cheerful yellow flowers. The wind was a bit brisk, though, so my meanderings were cut short so I could go inside and warm up.
So, once I got inside and lit a few candles to ward off the cloudy gloom that had started to settle in, I headed for the kitchen and turned on the oven. Flipping through my recipes, I paused at a certain well-worn card: Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing.
Having recently heard that smell and taste are the senses most strongly associated with memory, I encouraged her to smell and taste everything...perhaps a bit of this day will linger on.