If everyone took the time to read all the unsolicited internet messages which land in our inboxes like storms of locust, the nation’s gross national product would take a dive.
So daily I press delete, delete, delete, and poof they disappear like David Copperfield.
However one morning nesting in the midst of silly cartoons and darling animal pictures was the following gem with no author’s name attached.
When you find someone who
Is in love with your mind
Someone who wants
To undress your conscience and
Make love to your thoughts
Someone who wants
To watch you slowly take down
All the walls you’ve built up around your mind
And Let them inside
Since the mythology of Cinderella is deeply imprinted on many women including myself, I sighed and thought this is my version of Prince Charming. Revise that to King Charming, since I’m a woman of a certain age. One I like to think who has also acquired an aura of mystique connected with maturity.
However my practical more cynical self popped off with–yeah right sister, meeting someone who fits that description has the same chance as the ugly stepsister slipping her big foot into the glass slipper.
Sometimes right and practical are overruled by the cosmos. The myth manifests. A woman goes to the ball and does meet a prince of a man. Such a man has entered my life. Thank heavens my glass slippers were low heeled, as well as a perfect fit. Next week is the one year anniversary of our first meeting. I want to serve a meal fit for a King. What is your suggestion? Cinderella
Dear Cinderella, I never knew they made low heeled glass slippers. That’s good to know. I have quite a few mature women who read my column.
I will have to be honest. If you had written me with that poem and asked me if it was possible to find a ‘King’ who would whisper such sentiments in your ear, well I would have had sided with your practical cynical side. How delicious to be wrong!
Speaking of delicious I think you should serve a classic manly dish, Beef Bourguignonne, along with a marvelous full bodied, deep red—the color of lasting passion—wine. Then lighten it up with a playful, soft and feminine Chocolate Mocha Mousse matched with an aperitif of Bailey’s.
Now I think I’m going to shop for a pair of those low heeled glass slippers and check the society page of the newspaper for any upcoming balls.
Marcie at Flavor the Moments graciously provided these two mouth watering recipes. Thank you Marcie. So here are the links to check them out.