Pork Chops and Applesauce

October 29, 2014

Historically, pork chops on the prairie have been dry and flavorless
making one crave vegetarianism.

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One would think, I would eliminate them from the menu, but being an old
Brady Bunch fan ‘pork chops and applesauce’ have an addictive appeal.

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Fortunately, the homemade applesauce, that sits beside the crunchy chop, is deliciously perfect and
overpowers most complaints.

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Yesterday, I had a brilliant idea. I googled pork chops. And?

I proudly announce: last night beside the perfect applesauce rested a tender, juicy, mouthwatering specimen-
that was new to the prairie. It was incredible.

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With a few taps on the keyboard, the nagging pork chop problem has been solved!  The wizardry of
technology is here- magically waving its’ wand and changing my world.

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While out searching for photographs, I have observed an unusual phenomena amongst the beasts of the
prairie.  If a rare beast appears before my lens and I emit excitement and hastily attempt to capture
and focus, they vanish, like a popped bubble, but if I remain calm and appear disinterested they linger.

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Somehow, they sense my mood. This connectedness between us, which I am oblivious to, is extraordinary.
As technology weaves the worldwide web ever stronger, I am awakening to the feeling of connectedness.

It is beautiful.

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Yesterday, I posted a sad post. I hesitated in the sharing, wanting to hide my feelings of inadequacy, but
posted because I want to keep this blog real. When published success comes my way, which I fully intend, I
want you to be aware of my struggles. I will fight the doubt that attacks with a powerful weapon, best
summed up in this quote by Henry David Thoreau…

If the day and night are such
that you greet them with joy
and life emits a fragrance
like flowers
and sweet scented herbs-
that is your success.
All nature is your congratulations. 

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I have found that by searching for that which gives me joy and then focusing
intently my spirit soars. It is at this point…

prayer is most powerful.

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The more I search for joy, the easier it is to find. Frequently, I find it
while traipsing about in nature, but last night, it was in the simple
pork chops and applesauce.

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Puff

up

in

your

joy!

It

is

key.

Latest Comments

  1. Jardin says:

    So good to read your joyful post, studded with beautiful photos!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. edithlevyphotography says:

    Wonderful site and beautiful images Julie. Glad you found me which enabled me to find you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Julie's garden blog says:

    What a beautiful post .. An absolute delight to view and read ..thank you

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lynda says:

    Lovely insights and visuals here! Thank you for finding me, Julie.

    Like

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