What if you thought of your life like a meal?
Not just ANY meal. A meal that you make with any ingredient you want: all ingredients are available to you. Flour, kale, salt, spices, fish if that's your thing, meat if you are still in that ole' thing, potatoes, pasta, farro, legumes, pear, peppers, chocolate, cheese... anything you'd like. Even truffle oil. Heck, even TRUFFLES. Sure, some ingredients are placed high on a shelf and you may have to climb on the kitchen counter to get to. Some ingredients may be hiding in the back of the pantry, deep in the background, maybe after you tucked them deep under after a past experience. A meal that didn't go too well. Some ingredients are there in the refrigerator glistening and shining as if they were saying 'pick me! pick me!' and maybe you will. Or maybe you'll skip them. Maybe they're right in front of you but you wouldn't even see them at all.
And if life was a meal that you could use any ingredient for... what would you make out of it? Which spices would you use to spice up your meal? How much fun will you have with your creation? Will you enjoy the process of cooking, play some music in the background, maybe dance a little in apron? Or will you be a nervous wreck trying to perfect that recipe, dripping with sweat and dreading the process? Will you take short cuts with the ole' microwave, or will you devour the journey with a good ole' slow steam? Will you make a mess of your kitchen? Will you clean as you cook? How will you make the meal of your life? How will you cook your life??
And then - how will you eat your meal? Will you sit down all fancy with your nicest china dishes? Or will you eat as you go right there in the kitchen? Do you opt for forks, hands or chopsticks? Will you eat slow and enjoy every bite? Will you eat fast so no one will take away your meal of life? Will you be full? Or will this be a 'all you can eat' meal for you and never end?
How will your meal of life taste? Sweet, spicy or sour?
Maybe all of the above?
It is what you make of it. LIFE is what you make of it.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman