A few blog posts ago I talked about whose fault is loneliness. Feeling lonely often corresponds to feeling unloved. I’d like to consider the dynamics of loneliness and love a bit longer. How do you relate love and loneliness in your life? The following quote from Irvin Yalom might help clarify what we search for… Read More Existential Love
How often do we feel in ourselves or notice in others the pangs of isolation and loneliness? We feel misunderstood, judged, rejected and diminished by others, and so we begin to self-isolate. In reading Irvin Yalom’s Existential Psychotherapy I came across a shift in perspective. What if I am responsible for my loneliness? What if,… Read More Whose fault is loneliness?
……show us a lot about the power of food to bring a community together. Someone had to collect the recipes, each named person wrote down and shared something from their table, someone typed the pages, someone organized the book, someone punched the holes, someone tied the yarn that bound the book….the book has recipes, scripture,… Read More Community Church Cookbooks…….
Yet another benefit to baking: “to make sweetness where there is none.” I also loved the part about the sweetness of babies before “their wills sprouted like mushrooms.” Hope you enjoy the poem as I do! My mother cooked as drudgery the same fifteen dishes round and round like a donkey bound to a millstone… Read More Food Poem – The Scent of Apple Cake by Marge Piercy
Emilie Baltz’s work blossoms around food as story telling, as an emotional experience shared yet intensely intimate. In this video she talks about love stories through food. The first story is a about a chef’s childhood story about having to kill and eat his favorite pigeons. So his definition of love was sacrifice. The dish… Read More Food Story Telling