“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood, and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
– Antoine st. Exupery
I never loved food.
I liked food. But love? Love suggests a closeness, a connection, an intimacy I reserved for outside the kitchen.
But then there was that night. That chilly December night. Lonely and cold, I had surrendered myself to bed and a bowl of chocolate (raw chocolate, of course, get your mind out of the gutter). It was a new recipe but I figured it would be same old, same old.
But when I took my first spoonful something happened.
Something profound. The taste of that chocolate wasn’t good, or great, it was unbelievable. It left me speechless. I was sure I was the luckiest girl in the world. I felt like giving thanks! To who? The chocolate gods and goddesses? Who knows, I didn’t care, just to someone, to anyone who could have possibly been responsible for gifting me that incredible moment. I felt like screaming down my North End street, “Do you have any idea what you’re missing out on?!” I felt like my life had changed. My heart had opened. I had fallen in love.
Puhhhlease, you might be thinking.
But no, it’s true, and that’s where my journey truly began, with nothing more than a small bowl of goodness.
My interest isn’t to tell you what to eat or how to live. My interest is to help you find a way, your way, to long for it all.
Sound like a plan? Let’s get started! Take action today. Make a list:
3 Things I Long For
(i.e. food, meals, people, places, experiences)
And share it in the comments below!