Resinglers, babies, & kale.
The year was 1984 and I strutted into class with my Buster Brown shoes and braids. All I could think about was how much I wanted to play house with Alex and how one day, he would be my husband. But then there was Lucy who just last week received a sucked Lifesaver that perfectly fit her finger. She would be the first to be his wife and have a large baby with him made in China. Even at four, I came to terms with this because I loved him and happily went to where I felt most comfortable – in the kitchen frying up plastic eggs.
[Enter the present day]
I suppose I should have expected this dating in my 30’s – falling in love with The Carpenter who has an ex-wife and a baby made in Canada. Which makes me wonder, when you have no desire to have children of your own, what is the universe trying to teach you?
This would be new to me: an ex, financial disputes and visitation battles. Thinking about my lesson through all this, I went to where I felt most comfortable to find my answer…my kitchen.
AVOCADO KALE SALAD
1 handful of kale thinly cut
1 avocado cut into chunks
1/4 cup shredded carrots
Olive oil for drizzling
Sea salt as needed
Juice from half lemon
1 tsp coconut sugar
Place kale in a bowl and drizzle a little bit of olive oil over top. Sprinkle with sea salt and massage kale to soften. Throw in avocado chunks and massage avocado and kale together so avocado gets mashed up. Add lemon, coconut sugar and cracked pepper if needed. Serve.
I love this recipe because of the simplicity of it which is needed during complicated situations. To ease frustrations kale will nourish the Liver meridian and the avocado will provide you with the creamy comfort you might crave as it harmonizes the Liver. Perfect.
Speaking of harmony…
For as long as I am in his life, we would all have to hopefully find a place of harmony to make life a little easier which means not getting involved in ex-politics for the sake of maturity and a three-year old. Which brings me to the universe who’s giggling at the irony of it all when it sends me a little girl from across town who indirectly teaches me about patience, how to be selfless, and becomes my greatest teacher.