My favorite aisle in the grocery store is the baking aisle, in particular the shelves of cake mixes. They take me back to fond memories of Home Ec class in seventh grade when I was first learning to cook. Those pictures of perfect cakes hold the promise of a beautiful future full of friends, cake-laden celebrations, and all good things to come.
Now I know that my happiness doesn’t come from anything outside of me, especially not a cake made from a boxed mix. Happiness is a state of mind that I can invoke at any time, no matter what the external circumstances.
And yet those cake mixes still have a strong allure for me, with their promise of happy times ahead. I wouldn’t dream of eating anything like that these days, but I like to look at them, and think about where I’ve been and how far I’ve come.
What’s your favorite aisle in the grocery store? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.
Here’s an exciting new painting from my “Up the Ante” series, titled “Rising Tide,” 24 x 24 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas. The colors and cell patterns on this piece are spectacular.
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Have a wonderful week!
With love and appreciation,