Yesterday Linda gave us specific directions along with this week’s prompt for the Stream of Consciousness Challenge:
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “directions.” Find a household cleaner/bottle of shampoo/something in the freezer/anything you can find with instructions on it, then copy down a single direction (just one) on how to use/cook/etc. your chosen thing, and make it the first line or word of your post. Then keep writing whatever comes out. Have fun!
I picked up a bag of chocolate chips lying on the counter and saw the line I wanted to use.
Stir in morsels and nuts.
If you are creating a recipe for a society living in a pandemic, this would be one of the last lines. Following that then I think you would half-bake a portion of the society and fully bake a portion.
How grateful I am for the morsels! Our blogging community is one, don’t you think? The members are kind, supportive, funny, wise and thought-provoking. Definitely a requirement for a well rounded society.
Our scientific community is another morsel we could not survive without. The doctors and nurses and scientists that help treat and advise us, even though many choose not to listen.
Unfortunately, our leadership is a combination of nuts and morsels, some half-baked and others fully baked. Which you follow might depend on our own individual ingredients.
There are lots of nuts out there carrying guns, marching around demanding the right to expose themselves and all the other nuts and morsels as well.
The thing about the nuts, though is some are fresh and delightful and add to the richness of this societal recipe. Some nuts are bitter and really leave a bad taste in your mouth.
The same holds true for the morsels. Some are sickeningly sweet. You can only take so much of them before you feel a bit nauseous. But some morsels have the perfect balance of sweetness. It’s those morsels you want more of!
I suppose the balance is why the directions say to add both. It might be a far reach to say we complement one another, but perhaps we do balance each other out.
Just like with all good recipes, in the future, after we have tried the original directions, we tweak it a bit, leaving out certain things, adding others, and changing the temperature of the oven as we bake it to perfection.
We aren’t quite there yet.