Saturday, January 9, 2010

legacy

i still have this silly cold-flu thing. it has been over a week now. today has been mostly teetering between sleeping and eating. i doubt that i am the only one that is sick of being sick. i decided to make a noodle soup for breakfast this morning and it is just one of the many variations that i often make for myself. this time i used some instant tom yum paste as the basis for the broth...

and added green onion, cayenne, nuoc mam, garlic cloves, and an egg. i also used a brick of rice noodles...



while i was putting together my breakfast this morning, i kept thinking about snippets from the randy pausch's talk "really achieving your childhood dreams" that he gave in 2007.

i follow @tedtalks on twitter and it was one of the talks that came through today. i had heard and read much about the "last lecture". yet, i never sat down and actually watched it....until this morning. after watching it, i can understand what the fuss was/is all about. dear hearts, if you haven't seen this.....i hope that you will take the time (it is a bit over an hour) to watch....and listen....as i did.



it was incredibly inspiring, funny, and heart breaking.

once my breakfast was done cooking, i prepped it for eating.....



and thought about how this lecture reaffirmed, for me, how one person can truly make a difference.

it is rather incredible to think of how much wisdom is obvious and slightly hidden within this lecture. there are so many layers going on. it is very clever, intelligent, and heart felt.

as i was eating my breakfast,


i thought about how we really don't know what is "around the corner" and how easy it can be to think that we will always have enough time.....


to say everything we wish we could say to those that we love.....

to show them that we appreciate them for who they are..... to let them know that we see them for who they are.....the quirks....the weaknesses....the strengths......the combination of everything that makes us love them so.

this is the most important legacy we leave behind when it is our time..... loved ones knowing without any doubt that they were loved......isn't it? ....and yes, this is the perspective from the super duper analytical left-brain driven foodie hunter.

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