I’ll be honest – I really want to blog and post recipes and whatnot, but I just can’t seem to get myself there. I feel like my heart is reeling and my brain is having a hard time keeping up.
The earthquake and tsunami in Japan is still playing with my heart and emotions, and when I pair that with the loss of our dear friend Mike this past weekend, and the extreme challenges other friends are facing, somehow, posting a recipe just isn’t in me.
I ordered flowers today for Mike’s funeral from a shop in Nicholasville with whom I used to trade supplies, but I really wanted to order plane tickets and fly out today. It’s not possible, and I know it would be a burden to people to show up unannounced with relatives coming in and the rest. Somehow, flowers don’t seem adequate, but it’s my legacy as a florist and friend of the family. And so I send flowers.
What can I do for those in Japan? Nothing right now – other than pray. And it’s not like praying isn’t “enough,” but sometimes I just ache to do something tangible in our realm, not just in the heavenly realm. My heart hurts and my eyes leak. And so I pray.
And for our friends who are facing such awful challenges right now? Of course I pray, but I want to do more. I cook – I have to cook daily anyhow, so making more and taking it over is the least I can do. I’d love to just relieve their pain altogether, but because that’s not possible, a meal will have to suffice. And so I cook.
So really, a recipe for Tasty Tuesday would be great, right? But I can’t muster it right now. I’m praying, sending flowers, and cooking … and wishing that none in my network would hurt, ever.