‘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
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