(meticulous) brunch

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‘It’s all about paying attention to detail.’ she remarked adding ten cups of white bread cubes. I observed with admiration as she went on. Brunch at our house on Sundays are a treat. The entire family gathers together as my sister prepares a meal. ‘Could you hand me the maple syrup?’ I smiled and handed her the bottle. ‘You know mama’s birthday is coming up don’t you’, I asked. She continued to pour cream cheese mixture over the bread. ‘Ofcourse!’ she answered. ‘We must plan something nice!’ I took out from the refrigerator, strawberries and apples. 

The afternoon sun shone brightly outside as we served French Toast Souffle. I remember glancing on everyone’s faces as they devoured their plates. Content is key when it comes to building relationships. ‘I can’t wait until the end of the week!’ she jumped up with glee. ‘Really?’ I saw as my mother raised her eyebrows expectantly. ‘What’s happening then?’ I scooted over and listened as my sister went on to explain about the project she was working on. Her excitement was akin to purple blossoms in Spring.

Later, I sat down feeling exhilarated. I switched on the laptop and got caught up with writing. Words were easy like the wind, blowing soft their voices into my ear. I jumped as my phone vibrated and smiled to read a message from an old friend. I realized then, that life would be meaningless were there lack of passion ― whether it be writing or simply enjoying a good meal. 

gentle pounding of heart
in the narrow lanes of life
moonlight dances free 

 

 

Photo credits: Pixabay

Posted for Haibun Monday @ dVerse Pub

Posted on Tuesday Platform @ Real Toads

56 thoughts on “(meticulous) brunch

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I love the glimpse into your family life.. so much is happening with the world coming in to join your wonderful gathering…

  2. glenn buttkus says:

    Endeavors, or just life itself, done without passion is but a bland meal, not memorable, not worthy–just going through the motions. Nice to see you embrace & endorse passion in all you do.

  3. wolfsrosebud says:

    I like that you brought out the passion and included your writing… since it seemed watching her cook was your cup of tea. We all have a appetite for something. Nice.

  4. Gina says:

    You have such gentleness of spirit and showing a little of it through your connection with your family over a meal from preparation to enjoyment of it all. This was very touching to read, sweet, sensitive and strikingly straight to the heart.

  5. Amaya says:

    You made my mouth water with the description, but with love as the main ingredient, I suppose french FRY soufflé would be palatable. And the haiku is wonderful!

  6. kaykuala h says:

    So much fun to be thinking of what’s coming for your own mother’s birthday! Discussed among the siblings would be ideal as ‘the ‘burden’ was being shared!

    Hank

  7. Kim M. Russell says:

    A fruity French toast souffle! Sound delicious, Sanaa, and your Sunday brunches sound wonderful – I miss family meals. I agree with your words, ‘life would be meaningless were there lack of passion ― whether it be writing or simply enjoying a good meal’.

  8. rosemawrites says:

    “I realized then, that life would be meaningless were there lack of passion ― whether it be writing or simply enjoying a good meal.”

    And narrow lanes of life. How beautiful this is.

  9. HA says:

    Such a lovely glimpse into the small sparks of happiness in life. And yes, passion is the key to enjoying and relishing all that we hold dear.
    Beautifully done. 🙂

  10. Kim M. Russell says:

    This is such an intimate haibun, Sanaa, a wonderful family snapshot with delicious fruit and French toast souffle! I love the phrase: ‘Her excitement was akin to purple blossoms in Spring’. How true: ‘life would be meaningless were there lack of passion ― whether it be writing or simply enjoying a good meal’.

  11. paul scribbles says:

    Beautifully written peek into the household kitchen…my mouth was watering at the food description…French Toast Souffle….drools….You are blessed with passion in the kitchen and in your writing Sanaa

  12. Anna :o] says:

    A lovely write of your family life, and French Toast Souffle intrigues me!
    Life indeed would be meaningless without the passions that drive us, determine who we are.
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

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