I think it is the small details that seperate the best from the so what. It is the time taken to make something special. Mother Nature is the queen of detail and the closer I look the more I am in awe of her unbelievable attention to detail.
The small details of your life are what keep it exciting and vibrant. Taking the time to clear the table, light the candles, put flowers in the vase, warming the plates, having a nice place mat, napkin, killer handmade dishes and a beautifully hand blown wine goblet. Is this Saturday night? No it's every night because every night is special.
I can no longer make so what pots. I need to spend time on them just like my description of dinner. If it is worth doing it is worth doing well.
You have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.- Miles Davis
If you attend to the details of your dinner you are more likely to pay attention to the details in your pots. I heard on CBC the other day that many anxious people eat many of their meals on the fly. You just have to drive by my local McPukes at noon to see the line up of cars grabbing some non food on the run.
One of my fondest memories as a child was how my Uncle Jimmie closed the gate of the pottery between 12 and 1. My aunt would bring us a basket of warm bread, cheeses,veggies, fruit, some delicous dessert and we would eat it on a blanket of pine needles on the roof of the pottery. Lunch was meant to be enjoyed together not on the run. My Aunt had made a nice lunch to be enjoyed not goobled on the fly.
COVID has been a horrible! What I have learned from it is that you need to take time for yourself. Life is precious and who knows for how long. Carpe Diem - live for today