Humans are a recipe that often fails, but when the recipe is just right, Awesome happens.
Being a human is what we are, ingredients added to a basic mix, a touch of this and a smidgen of that, a pinch of such, a cup of whatever, add a quart
or 2, stir it up, mix it just right, bake it let it sit, add some sauce or icing and some whipped cream on top, add a cherry or sprig of oregano,
different tastes satisfy, some tastes just won't go down, sometimes the desire to immerse one totally overcomes the bitterness that follows, the
regret, the shame, the indulgence, the guilt or the satisfaction.
No recipe is ever exactly the same, even if the ingredients on the package or the specific portions suggested are followed to the exact measurements,
the level of care or attention to exact details is from individuals, humans, that cannot be measured the same way. Different ingredients can be in
different ways, added to the mix at different times, mixed for different measures of time, at different speeds, by hand or machine, whipped or
What makes a recipe perfect? Nothing. There is no such thing to achieve. No matter the recipe we all want to season to our own taste, add salt,
pepper, hot sauce, more sugar, a little honey, some recipes can be made a specific way to specific measurements the exact same way each and every time
and still not be exactly the same, even machines can be mis-calibrated, one machine can be off by a millisecond and still be wrong, changing the
outcome for that batch made on that assembly line.
Striving for perfection and demanding perfection are 2 very different aspects of humans, when dealing with expectations, striving for and demanding
are a matter of perspective and objective, one can strive and demand, one can demand and strive, based on motivation, on circumstance, and outcomes
can be good or bad, with a lesson just the same, what goes in the recipe and what is left out, what taste good and what comes back up.
Some recipes can be followed exactly, 2 different times at different times of the day and the temperature will be different, atmosphere and ovens can
vary because of altitude, what is supposed to be 350 degrees is actually 325, or 400, leading to a need to cook longer or allowing to be overcooked
based on the time, the consistency, the type of instrument used to cook in, glass, aluminum, cast iron or foil, leading to a result.
Most recipes turn out just fine, give or take a little salt or sugar, but there are times when file number 13 enters the picture and the whole thing
gets discarded, file number 13 is the trash-bin where things go to be hauled out to a larger dumpsite far far away, where the stink and the decay are
left for the birds of prey.
Even bad recipes get recycled somehow, the cycle of life is a wonderment to all, there is no end to it, every human recipe has a value to it, just
some more so than others, the Universe and all her dimensions never ceases to exist or search for the perfect ingredients, humans are just one facet,
one part of a recipe for achieving a perfect mix, striving but not demanding, allowing for choices to be made and actions to dictate the outcome batch
being made, that day, at that time, in that atmosphere, at that temperature, for that amount of time, overcooked or under-cooked, but never perfect,
edit on 07/25/2018 by spiritofsoul because: LOL I accidentally cut and paste 2 times, I was going to leave it to demonstrate my lack of
perfection, but the perfectionist in me would not allow.