I am alive Challenge Jan 11 2022
Every now and then you have to celebrate something. Today would've been the 89th birthday of my grandfather who passed away over 10 years ago. Yes, his death left a hole in our family and we all miss him. But remembering the good memories we had with him, is worth a lot. It is more important to celebrate the good we have and cherish those moments, than to regret what we missed. Yes, he will never see how I did in university, found a girlfriend, got engaged... But I can cherish what I have had. All the small things I learned from him. All the joys he made possible for me.
I love food. And good food always is part of a celebration! My financée took this picture on the wedding of her sister. It was amazing food! And when I see the pictures of it, I am getting hungry again - although I just had food.
Food connects us. I enjoy cooking together. Or at least eating together. The process is fun. The results are even better. Most of the time. We need food to survive, but it is so much more. It can be art and expression. It can show love, affection and gratitude. When my mother cooks, she usually cooks not only for the family, but it feels like she is cooking for the whole village. So yes, it is usually enough to feed at least a few more families. And she is doing it out of love. She wants to show, the abundance of her love.
I am alive! Andy is alive.