Fun Food as Therapy

for having left home before the full moon set
in order to arrive by midday
is –
having arrived in town an hour before we are expected
and too early to pay a call-
hot dogs with the works!

Sauerkraut, onions, mustard –
also on Wally’s, chili!

“Mind if I put that in my blog, that you ATE that?”
“No, I’m proud of it!”
“Mind if I write that you SAID that?” 🙂

* * *

TOO MANY HOURS in the car
discussing conversations that lie ahead,
conversations difficult but important –

what we might learn,
what decisions might be needed,
what outcomes we hope for –

and despite a heavy sprinkling
of comments about what’s out the window
and things we heard this past week
and what’s in the news,
and more reading aloud of the book
we are currently enjoying together,

there is,
upon arriving,
a palpable weight
…and a need for one last break before diving in.

* * *

WE SALT our fries
like children without parental supervision

and stop eating them
about 5-6 fries after claiming
“couldn’t possibly fit another.”

feeling like we’ve gotten away with something,
we head out,
go the last mile,
picking up some random beauty along the way,
something she will call a complete waste of money
but nonetheless have a ready vase for
and ask for us to place it where she can see it. 🙂

A little FUN FOOD and RANDOM BEAUTY can go a long way.
No prescription needed.

Q: What’s your favorite fun food?

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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3 Responses to Fun Food as Therapy

  1. Susan says:

    Belinda’s apple pie. Yup, it HAS to be Belinda’s ! 🙂


  2. Charlotte says:

    I have too many favorites. I have to categorize them: Winter, Fall, Summer, on-the-road, what part of the country, etc, etc,
    But your Hot Dogs certainly sound good right about now! Hoping this brief stop makes the rest of the trip easier…..


  3. Belinda says:

    Thanks for the compliment Susan!

    Mine is fish and chips from the Tudor Rose Fish and Chip shop in Alvechurch–when I am here! And if in Canada–poutine! Oh my, poutine is SO naughty but nice. 🙂 Fries, with cheese curds AND gravy! I don’t indulge often since I just can’t without becoming a blimp–but when I DO, oh, I enjoy every single smidgen.


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