Food is the kindness from friends

29 09 2009
Mabelle's Banana Choco Muffin

Holding Mabelle's Banana Choco Muffin in my hand. I loved this!

THERE’S NO shaking off the cataclysmic devastation the ferocious storm brought since the last weekend.  After the unprecedented precipitation and the floodwaters that rose in minutes, the city was reduced to a modern-day Atlantis, threatened to be obliterated from the face of this earth.

In the face of helplessness splashed all over the papers and in the evening news, it seems hard to pull one’s self from out of this emotional and psychological rut.  And I wasn’t even one of those who waded through murky water clinging for dear life.

But just when we least expect it – notwithstanding surrendering to the gloom – we find ourselves in the receiving end of other people’s kindness.  I was reminded of this today when one of my close friends at work, Mabelle, handed me yet another one of her yummy confections – the Banana Choco Muffin.  In past days, she had shared with me generous portions of her pasta creations – Spaghetti Aglio-Oglio and Fetuccini with Tuna and Mushroom.  Her generosity never fails to make me feel good.  It all started last year with her Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies I went nuts for.

For some reason, doing something good for others always bring to my mind the 1929 Lloyd C. Douglas novel, “Magnificent Obssession.”

Thanks, Mabelle.  Happy birthday too!

Mabelle's Fetuccini Tuna Mushroom

Mabelle makes really good pasta too. This is her Fetuccini with Tuna and Mushroom




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