Loving Husband & Older Daughter love dark chocolate, even the very bitter 100%. Younger Daughter and I prefer ours much sweeter and perhaps, milkier.
In considering where bitter fits in my life, I think our taste buds have it right: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and for the new gourmand, umami. It all contributes to our experience of food, and in a larger sense, of the world around us. It is about finding the right balance, the right combination, the right amount.
Some of us spend a great deal of time on our culinary pursuits, maybe because we like to eat, maybe because it is a metaphor for our lives. Whatever the reason, bitter is part of the experience and one which we embrace because it is an integral part of the whole.
As Marc David reminds us in his article “The Brilliance of Bitter”, “Remember to take your bitter herbs to stimulate your metabolism and activate your nutritional-genetic potential. And remember the bitter times, just a little, so we can better appreciate the blessings that surround us each day.”
Nothing gives a sense of security like sisters ….
This snapshot makes me smile, just like this song does.
Feature Photo: taken in Bangkok, 4 April 2017, of Older & Younger Daughters, by Loving Husband, as we were walking to yet another delectable meal.
This is the picture I have in mind when I think of Bangkok traffic: a dense conglomeration of vehicles! The pedestrian walkways are not much better during rush hour: people thronging on the uneven pavement, stopping occasionally amidst the push & pull of the crowd to buy food or knick-knacks from carts which line the busier streets. Continue reading “Running in Bangkok”
As I look at these cranes Older Daughter has folded & decorated her room with, I think of a conversation she and I have rather often: are they green? or are they blue? When we see a blue (or green) building/car/dress/book, I would see blue and she green, or vice versa. Continue reading “Green? or Blue?”