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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Simple Pleasures......
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It is amazing how the simpler things in life can really brighten up your day and add a spring to your step. It is widely accepted that it takes a small thing to spoil one's mood. However, a few days back, for the first time I experienced a strange sense of well being and utter satisfaction from one of the really simpler happenings in life, which left me with a really really happy countenance.

I have always been unlucky with my hot beverages and soups. May it be my coffee, my coco in my formative years, or any soup in my meal, if its a hot beverage then it has invariably been too hot for me! All through my life i have suffered continuous admonishments through the way of my burnt tongue because of my impatience with my soups which have invariably been too hot! Having given up, I trained myself to blow air to cool down the soup before i could even try it. But the chore just blew all the fun out of drinking the soup, where for every spoonfull I would have to blow air several times and each time partake the spoonfull with the fear of the unknown. I talked to many people about this, but they just said this is how it was meant to be. You order soup and it would either be just too hot or sometimes even dead cold when it gets to you, and it was this state of affairs that converted me into a person who did not order soups.

On that particular day I found myself scanning the menu to find something remotely veg that i could order. I was extremely hungry and really needed something to fill me up. Disappointment soon stuck as nothing tempting could be found on the menu. I soon realized that i would have to order....The Soup. I ordered it very curtly, like a beaten down protagonist of a blog entry with minimum viewership would. I avoided any possibility of small talk with the girl at the counter as she poured me a bowl of their soup. Yet another bowl of soup in my life, placed there on my table, and me ready with a spoon, preparing myself for the chore. I blew the spoonful cold, not taking any risks, and then tried it. Hmm, it wasn't all that hot! Next spoon i tried it with even fewer blows of air and even then it wasn't too hot! My mind was in shock, I wasn't really computing what was unfolding out there, i was only doing. Soon, i was on the edge, about to try the next spoonfull without blowing any air! I did! Oh yessss!!!! Life was beautiful! The soup was just the RIGHT hot!!! I did not believe this was happening to me, I didnt realize i was tapping my feet on the floor. I suddenly felt this air of enthusiasm in me, my friend even said, "You suddenly seem so enthusiastic". Ohhh what would i do to get a bowl of soup that is just the right hot! It was like the stars in the galaxy had aligned themselves just at the right angles for this moment to happen in my life! My life had purpose, I felt positive, and I was using exclamation marks of joy after all my sentences!!!! I still am!!!!! It really is amazing what simple pleasures of life can do to you!!!!

5 Comments:

Blogger Rays Of Sun said...

Did u check if the soup had chicken broth:P
I love Minestrone at Olive Garden, which is just right!

1:32 PM  
Blogger Empty handed painter said...

i like any broth as long as there are no pieces to chew on...they bring great taste to the soup....and the soup in discussion here was quizno's broccoli cheese...

3:57 PM  
Blogger Rays Of Sun said...

Thats nice! I am dead scared of having to ingest chicken soup. Although, brocolli is something I havent tasted ever..:(

5:00 PM  
Blogger Empty handed painter said...

For me broccoli tastes good only in the soup i mentioned and in pasta primavera.

10:19 PM  
Blogger wolf21281 said...

So what WAS the soup??

7:37 PM  

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