Today in Reverb15 Kat McNally offers this delightful prompt:
“What if you had to give someone a recipe for how to make a YOU?
What major ingredients would be required? What method would you recommend?
How would your je ne sais quoi be recreated?”
Harmony, Creativity, Curiosity, Deep Listening, Magic, Serenity, Reflection, Sacredness, Sparkle Appreciation, Joy, Gratitude, Delight, Unity Consciousness, Introversion, Love.
Using quantities as inspired, dump them all in a copper cauldron. Add chocolate, a holey stone, a minimum of seven poems, a ruby and a Herkimer diamond, at least three fabulous words, a thimbleful of ambrosia, a kaleidoscope, a pinch of honey, rose petals, a blessing from Thoth/Hermes/Mercury, the hum of bees, a strand of silk, an I ching coin and a bus token. Stir with a crow feather in a spiral pattern.
When just about done, as determined by your mood, move the pot out into the sunlight for a while, then under the shade of beautiful tree, and then back out into the moonlight. Repeat until just the right moment, when all the planets are in proper alignment, all in perfect time.
Whistle off-key but with great enthusiasm while dusting the resulting concoction with liberal doses of Rumi, and anointing with opulent scented oils.
Add a chapeau to the top, red shoes to the bottom, and stick an awakened heart in the center.
Voila! There you have it – the recipe for me.
That’s totally awesome, beautifully written, amazingly creative…like you.
Thank you Candace!
Love love love love love this. So you and so utterly beautiful.
Oh, thank you Tracy!
Deborah! What fun ingredients! All of my favorite things and more! And yes to how these precious things are “cooked.” Big applause for you and your creative vision and sense of self.
Thanks Hallelujah. I’m certainly delighting in all the fabulous responses to this prompt, including your art.
What a delightful recipe! I can’t decide which I like best out of the holey stone and the bus token.
It’s always good to have two things that delight isn’t it?
What a creative way to respond to this question! Thanks for the interesting perspective and resulting smile.
It was a delightful prompt and I had fun reading the “recipes” of everyone who played along as well.
You tickle me, Deborah. It’s such a pleasure reading your work.
What beautiful words and images you evoke here, Deborah! I will have to ponder this one. 🙂
It’s a fun exercise Naomi. I’d certainly be interested in the recipe of you.
OOOOOh, that’s one beautiful recipe thank you Deborah! I’m going to give that a whirl, soon … it’s got my imagination going. I’ll check when the next full moon is, or maybe I’ll do it on the equinox … but all that I put into the copper cauldron will somehow be a reflection of me I hope.
What a fabulous plan Susan!
After following your blog for a good two years I’d have to say I wouldn’t tweak this recipe in the slightest. You’ve thought of everything. Brilliant. Off to share.
Aw, thank you Kelly. Of course knowing what I do of you, I suspect in the typi-Kel test kitchen a thing or two might go awry. But they’ll certainly be compsenated for with lots of laughter. 🙂
Mine would involve large supplies of bile and gall, I am afraid.
Making me laugh Scott.
What a lovely recipe!! And it certainly fits you perfectly. How creative of you. I was thinking about how I know the ‘ingredients’ for my recipe just not sure on how to write up the ‘directions’. LOVE your whole recipe!!!
I for one would love to hear your list of ingredients Elda.