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Thoughts While Cooking

Warm Lamb Salad. Sounds  mmm......I've shopped for the
ingredients. Planned my start - as timing is 
most important in  preparing good food 
and Oh! fresh ingredients. It's obvious I take an interest in
favorable results. My thoughts wander as I chop
fresh basil for the dressing, fresh rosemary for the meat. 
The local supermarket has come a long way in supplying 
every need. As I work I wonder, 
What must it be like - to be famous? 
If I had been a celebrity would I have married Elvis? 

Maybe I might have saved him from himself.
Pricilla didn't. Mmmmmmm the rosemary is aromatic while
the lamb is cooking. 

How would I handle fame? 
It is a closed door to me. I think of all the dead stars I have loved.
 I feel the grief. Such tragedy weighs heavily - amid 
 red onions   and baby arugula .
I wish I could have known any of them, without
 a chance of losing my enchantment from 
personal familiarity - or their shortcomings. I search the refrigerator. 
Wine for the cook! If someone could read
 inside my head they would find a maze of insights. 

What does fame do to a person's mind?

Some say it brings arrogance. Maybe the difference depends on
how that someone handles power, money or vanity or 
how much sway any of it has over them. Mostly, it 
must depend on the handling of disillusionment. Perhaps if
Princess Di had stayed at home with her
boys, she may have avoided a fatal accident-
but that's a value judgement and maybe Marilyn
might have been more careful of whom she committed 
adultery with -yet another value judgement
And with that my thoughts turn to Joe Dimaggio and his motives
with the roses. Did he send them out of love and loss 
for her -or for what publicity it might have 
bought. So back to Elvis-
If you are adored by millions- world-wide- how must it 
feel to be rejected by the someone you want the most? 

Deep thoughts to be having - over a warm lamb salad.

 Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 6/21/2013 10:23:00 AM
    Well, girl, I gotta hand it to ya.... You are a great multitasker. I know I would have burned the lamb to a well done crisp at the first thought of Marilyn. Great work.. I loved it..... Jake.

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 8:39:00 AM
    Congrats SuZ on winning this contest. This one is a unique and a lavish thoughts while cooking, exciting to read this evening. Thanks for my win on your contest about here comes a spider. (^_^) Noel.

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 12:19:00 PM
    I love the way you blend your own thoughts with the preparation of the Lamb Salad...Like it's part of the recipe...This is exactly how I daydream...Beautifully done SuZ and congratulations - Tim

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 10:18:00 AM
    What a clever many elements, while preparing a meal........those are the same kind of rambling thoughts I have all day long.......put to wonderful poetry! Excellent!!

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 10:00:00 AM
    Hi SuZ - D, I'd like to say ~CONGRATULATIONS~ always & forever * LINDA

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 1:29:00 AM
    Wtf?! How you so good?

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 8:36:00 AM
    I love this, Suz. I am so impressed by anyone who can write a "stream of consciousness" piece. I enjoyed reading your ponderings! :)

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 6:11:00 AM
    Things that make you go Hmmmm. Very entertaining piece.