A two part story of imperfection and banana cake.

Part I

photoA favourite little bowl of mine has just been chipped. I notice my immediate reaction is a soft sinking feeling of disappointment, but then I begin to think… Why? It’s still a beautiful little bowl, it just has a chip in it now.

And I begin to wonder when did we start to throw things away (wherever Away is) when they became flawed in their perfection. Not any less functional, but less aesthetically pleasing. When did we begin to find imperfection less beautiful? This is not something I have the answer to, but for me the wondering shifts something. Creates a desire to not let imperfection lessen my perception of value in something still perfectly functional and beautiful.

Just a thought.

Part II

photoDinner tonight is just-out-of-the-oven-warm banana cake made with almond meal, coconut oil and maple syrup. (recipe here)

Oh the joy of being a grown up.

A decision to do something with the overripe bananas leads to cake baking. And as the husky notes of Etta James fill the kitchen, I find simple pleasure and presence in easing a warm slice out of the tin (imperfect as it sticks to the base) into a bowl with a dollop of organic apple & cinnamon yoghurt.

 

2 thoughts on “A two part story of imperfection and banana cake.

  1. I love your thought process and writing Tink.

    So I wonder, why didn’t you dish the perfectly imperfect banana cake into the chipped bowl? Or did you? x

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    1. That, Kath, is an extremely good question. I should have huh? But actually I was liking the colour of the cake & yoghurt against the soft purple of the other little bowl! x

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