At the end of the day, the food we eat is just that. It’s food. It’s food like any other. It’s just food. Which is why we have to love it with all of our being.
The food we eat determines our level of happiness. This is not to say that we shouldn’t enjoy food, but that we should give it a little more thought than just eating it. Eating a food that we’re not very happy about is probably not the best way to make ourselves feel better.
I love this quote by Mark Twain: “You’re very kind to your neighbors, but you’re so mean to your friends.” The implication is that you can’t be friends with your family members because you can’t love them, which is true. But you can love them in a different way, and so there is a difference between loving them and being friends with them.
The difference between loving and being friends with someone? When you go to the movies you love the movie. When you go to the mall you love the store. Thats it. And I am not saying that you can’t become friends with your friends, but you cant love them, only with other people. The same goes for your family members, if you cant love your family members you will never actually be able to care about them.
A few weeks ago when I was visiting Arkane’s place I took my father into the kitchen and began to wash myself, my dad was not doing as well as he promised. He just didn’t feel very well. The minute he arrived he fell into a chair and I made him sit down. I made him sit a few times in the kitchen, he took a few drinks and then he started to work on his own. I thought he might have fallen asleep but he was unable to sleep.
One of the dishes was a big pile of food all in a mess. He tried to clean it all up but it was harder and harder to work. It was at this point when I realized that I had completely forgotten about my dad. I didnt take him to the restaurant that day because I didnt know if he would come home. I didnt ask him about it either, I just forgot about him.
It’s an odd thing to forget about an elderly person you’re responsible for, but even more so when you’re not even aware of it. It’s one of the most common ways we fail to remember even things we know we shouldn’t forget about.
Not for the first time, I was reminded that I have a very strong relationship with my father. I was the one who brought him to the restaurant and made sure he was comfortable. I was the one who left him alone while I went to the bathroom. I was the one who picked up his dry cleaning and took him to the grocery store. And I was the one who spent the day I had with him as a kid.
I spent my childhood with him. I know I am not a very good father, but I miss him and he missed me so much. It is not easy to take care of so many people. You are constantly worried about what your children are going to do and say. You are constantly anxious about how to raise your children and who you are going to be when you are their age.
I love to cook, and I cook for my family when I can. I cook for the people who are coming to my home, and I cook for my family when they are there. Sometimes I cook for myself and my husband.