I am hoping that I take from this breakup an understanding of how to better love someone.
I am believing that even though I am not perfect and have a lot of growing to do, I have a lot of love to give.
I am believing that there is a wonderful person in this world for me.
Whew, I digress...I meant to just briefly tell you that I was excited about the fun I had in the kitchen today making Chocolate covered Strawberries, Chocolate Covered Oreos and a pepper, spinach and ham strata today. I haven't baked the strata yet, it has to sit over night to allow the bread to soak up the egg and milk. My boss makes incredible stratas and I have been wanting to try one ever since she made one for my Welcome breakfast back in March.
On Joy and Sorrow
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Some of you say, "Joy is greater thar sorrow," and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater."
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits, alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.
Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy.
Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced.
When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall.