No chocolates please,
Let me start by wishing you a happy Valentine’s day. If love is running through your veins, and by that I mean if your pulse is quickened by only the thought of your beloved you have something precious inside you. Your whole system is happy, nerves are more alert then ever. You are in a state of presence, in short, you are ALIVE.
You can feel the extra weight of this day when you know that Saint Valentine was imprisoned for wedding soldiers who, at the time, were not allowed to marry. Before his execution it is said he wrote “from your Valentine” as a last comfort to his dear one. This LOVE THING, this belonging, saying we are connected, I show you my affection is what keeps us a life. It is the basis for our relationships, our marriage, the start of a new family.
Why do I feel reluctant then on this day? Probably because it is commercialized and in every media, also this blog. This Valentine feeling. this love bug, is not just for one day! I want to feel it all year long! I want to be a in love every single day from the moment I wake up until at least my first coffee. Being in love once or twice a day with the things around you makes you see them for what they actually are. Wonders of energy that feed you, that you feed with your love.
So wake up and start loving. As a cook I don’t know any better food for the body nor soul.
With love, the Dutch Cook