Sometime last night between dicing onions and realizing I clearly don't do it properly, to writing, erasing, and therefore smudging this chalkboard 3 times and still not being satisfied with the result, I had a step-back moment. I've never been a pro at presentation: I openly admit my cooking creations may not look good, but they do taste good. I'm often the one clumsily bringing her dish to the table, unfancy and ungarnished, but still willing to share. Though I know that in the end that's what matters, it bothers me that not everything looks pretty and perfect. Sometimes, we all try to escape reality, only wanting to present the put together portions of our lives to hide what's actually happening, or not happening. But reality never takes our order; it always gives us the chef special. Reality, just like my style of cooking and creating, is messy and unorthodox--it's a recipe that never turns out the same way twice. And although there's nothing wrong with wanting things to look nice, the reality is sometimes it won't be. Still, life is its own sort of art, I suppose, and in the end you're the only one who'll be able to stand back and say it's yours.
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