Monday, January 27, 2014
here and now
The book I am reading is by a ultra-marathoner,Scott Jurek.To define what he does is difficult to write or imagine.Run 7 minute miles for 24 hours:a total of 165 miles.Run through the desert in 100 degree heat for a hundred miles.And more.
I am enjoying his book and getting recipes at the same time.He is a vegan and my husband and I have been since November.We eat nothing with eyes,or products from things that have mothers.Although we cheat occasionally,we are being pretty faithful to this regimen.He has lost weight and I feel better.My running seems easier as well.We got the idea after seeing the transformation in my beloved 80 year old brother-in-law who has lost 60 pounds and is off all medication from this new way of eating.The book,"The China Study" sealed the deal.
This afternoon, I had an epiphany.Really.I am near the end of the book and I realized that I need to copy some of the recipes before returning it to the library.And the thought came:"this(writing down the recipes) is what I am about to do next,and it is holy. "I stunned myself with this.For my whole life,all chores were just that:chores to be hurriedly finished so other things could be done.Dusting?Yuck.Mopping a floor?Ewww.But the joy I felt when looking forward to the next thing was a revelation.Pleasure can be gained by things other than reading, movies and eating at the Thai restaurant.I have to figure this out.
This is my plan:I will say my new mantra before each next thing and then look for what makes that thing holy.