so seemingly small,
to the whole universe
as tiny whispers
like the sounds
of butterfly wings,
and the clear voice
of the living truth.
Once in awhile we indulge in a sweet, succulent papaya to go with tangy pineapple. When we made this classy looking meal it was like the tropics had come to visit us on a cold, wet, spring day. We put on Hawaiian music, and imagined that we were dancing by the ocean with warm sun on our skin. Delightful for breakfast, or a light lunch or dinner.
Ingredients (Serves 2)
1 large papaya
1 cup pineapple, fnely chopped
Rinse papaya. Cut in half, and remove seeds.
Slice 1-2 inches of pineapple. Remove skin and hard center core.
Chop, and place in food processor.
(Reserve a few pieces for garnish.)
Pulse to desired texture.
Fill papaya halves for delicious boats.
The Little Story: Keeping the Faith
The fires are still burning strong. Despite countless setbacks with my computer system—a long saga that has lasted for two and a half months—the desire to keep moving forward has re-emerged again and again.
Rex built a system for me using parts so that if we needed to replace something it would be easier. It was exactly the same system he built for himself six months prior, and his worked without a hitch.
Well, mine came with hiccups. We got a lot of defective parts. By the time the dust settled, we had gone through three power supplies, three hard drives, two motherboards, a new ethernet board, a new mouse, diagnostic equipment to figure out what was going on, and a new operating system!
For the duration, there were times when it was a challenge to not get emotional or be impatient as I would wait for yet another part to come and be installed—only to find out it didn't work. There were brief moments of meltdowns, and confusion as we tried to figure out why this was all happening. It was almost beyond belief. We think we're back to speed now, thank goodness!
I found that this time of adversity fostered creativity, and broke up a lot of patterns of how I would go about my day. It forced me to live in different ways, to change my rhythm of day-to-day activities, and to think differently.
So when the time of change was complete, I had been changed too, and we were wiser in the end.