I love to cook. I really do. I can bake like no other. And if I didn’t have to cleanup all the mess, I’d probably do a whole lot more of it to be honest. But tonight, I almost lit the dogs world up. I mean she almost got lit on fire.
So imagine this….I’m casual cooking some fish in the over. I grab a kitchen towel, instead of the oven mitt. I reach down to pull fish out of oven and I set it on top of the stove top, when all of a sudden, I feel like a heat coming upwards. I’m thinking I didn’t bunch towel up good enough and heat is coming through and I’m about to get burned. So, I put down pan really quick to readjust the towel and that’s when I saw it. The yellowish, orange dancing flames we call fire.
Now Bella is my yorkie that I have had for the last 7 years and to know her is to know she is up my proverbial ass no matter what I am doing. And what I really mean by that or I should say especially includes when I’m in the kitchen because she is praying I drop her a tasty morsel. So, there she was under my feet praying I’d drop her some food. Only this time, I have the dancing orange and yellow flamed kitchen towel that is trying to grab hold of my clothes and catch me on fire!! So what do I instinctively do?? Yes, I drop towel…..only I drop it on my dog. Here I am screaming at her to move and she is casual going about like the towel I’m dropping is a nice flank steak–damn dog!! I almost had to stop, drop and roll her ass!! Do you think she cared though. No, she is just pissed that I didn’t drop her some food.
I’m calmed down now, but at the moment I was freaking out. There was my shiny stay calm moment and guess what? I panicked. I seriously believe this is how I live my life anymore–In a constant state of panic to the point, I don’t even know the difference. I always feel like I’m constantly “dropping the towel”.
Really, what I need to do is rise up like the flames and dance with their flow–I need to own my life. Instead it owning me.
But how the hell did I just turn almost burning up my dog into a metaphor of life??
I was just trying to cook dinner….
I don’t know–but it sounded like a good idea at the time.