Just some thoughts...

Every day, as I write Poetiquejustis, I pray it will be a blessing to someone.
Today, I hope it is you.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Let it soak

You usually have to wait for what is worth waiting for
Craig Bruce

I come from a big Italian family where there were lots of big Italian meals

And those meals almost always included lasagna

There is a point to my telling you that

After dinner,the women would clear the dishes

And march off to the kitchen to wash up and gossip

The china and crystal never went in the dishwasher

So it was quite a task

We would chatter and laugh and sing

But lurking in the back of our minds was that lasagna

And the pan it baked in

If it had to be washed, the cannoli and coffee would be a good twenty minutes away yet

Finally, all that was left was the pan.

Mom would eye it speculatively and we would hold our breath

"Let is soak!" she would declare with all the authority a 4'11 Italian woman can summon- 
which is quite a bit

and we would all breathe a sigh of relief and sit down to cannoli and coffee

Today, when you get that over the top email
Or you are ready to fire back at some nonsense sent your way

"let it soak"..... 
or in other words:  leave the stress
and take the cannoli

and that's poetiquejustis
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23