SoCS – A Pinch of This, A Pinch of That

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.

26 thoughts on “SoCS – A Pinch of This, A Pinch of That”

  1. This is a very nice take on the prompt, Maggie. I have some nuts that I cherish, but I have many more morsels. I’m glad you’re in the mix.

    Take care and I hope you have a greta weekend.

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  2. What a great analogy and well written! I like to believe that diversity is a good thing and that in the big pictures we are inching toward perfection. Some days it’s hard to see that. In the meantime, we cherish the fun nuts and comforting morsels.

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  3. Nice writing, Maggie. As for me I find very little morsels in our ‘leadership’ and the gun carrying protesters, especially today. A medical expert was fired last night for disagreeing with the leadersip. Locally a TV weatherman was fired for putting a quote calling the gun toting protesters Nazis. Friday night massacres.

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  4. I am trying hard to understand how terrified some of those protestors are deep down. I guess even the worst nuts have a bit of morsel in there somewhere. I hope.

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  5. A very clever post, Maggie. Finding the balance is an almost impossible task, especially when some nuts are so very bitter. And some morsels are, as you say, too sweet. Sweet and sour go well together, not sure about sweet and bitter!

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    1. Balance is elusive these days, Mary. I am not sure about the bitter, either. Sometimes, it brings things to spoil. From there, recovery might be doubtful.

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