For those of you who've been wondering about the "sneak peek" photo of muffins cooking in the oven, this post is for you. I have two recipes in my latest post on my food blog And Razzleberry Dressing on the website BoomerGirl. Learn about the versatility of zucchini and get some recipes here.
When I was making two types of muffin recipes with zucchini, I started thinking about the dual nature of things, which reminded me of the the book The Prophet by Kahil Gibran. In the post here, I mentioned that I was going to read it. I finished it weeks ago, but my posts didn't seem to lend themselves to adding in the review.
The Prophet is a very small book with illustrations, but full of wisdom. It's a quick first read, but a book that I know I'll refer to over my life. I've also started noticing how many people mention the book and quote from it. It's a classic and something that I probably should have heard about years ago. But I often think that when we're ready for a book or something else in our life, it will find its way to us.
The big theme that I'm getting from the book is nothing new, but something that is good to be mindful of however many different ways it's spelled out. Everything and everyone in life is connected and things that appear to be opposites are just the two ends of one spectrum. Even when bad things happen, we're supposed to be appreciative of them, because they are part of our lives and we can learn from them. When we're living our lives and in the middle of all kinds of madness, it's really hard to remember this. When I can remember to stop, breathe, pull back and think about this, it makes life a little easier. It's the remembering part that's hard!
Here are a few quotes from the book, that I really enjoyed.
"Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfil (sic) a part of the earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when the dream was born, And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's innermost secret."
"Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger. And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine."
The Prophet is a wonderful book that I highly recommend.
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