Submitted Date 02/01/2019


As I make dinner - Tuscan Lentil Soup,

I think of the ingredients as I put them in one by one.

Spinach for strength.

Carrots for vision.

Broth for comfort.

Onions for endurance.

Cannellini beans for soothing.

Lentils for satiety.

Each ingredient adding something different to the dish.


And then I started wondering,

is that not what love it?

Aspects of a person coming together

to create one dish

one relationship.

Various parts of us exposed,

being seen and appreciated,

for our positive attributes and faults.


Each ingredient in a recipe contributes something different.

A different flavor,

a different texture,

Is that not what a couple does?

Each person has their own characteristics

and ideas

to bring to the table

to form a relationship that becomes one entity

like vegetables

become soup.

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  • Tomas Chough 1 week, 4 days ago

    Hi Ceara! Interesting read! I never thought of comparing food with relationships but you made perfect sense. It also seems easier to understand things for some reason. Not to mention, this made me hungry! Thanks for sharing.

    • Ceara 1 week, 4 days ago

      Thanks Tomas! So glad you enjoyed it!