What Started It All

"What is that?" you ask.

Whatever is this? you might ask.

Why, it's a bowl!

“Why, it’s a clear bowl!” Whatever is it for?

The rosemary is from my little herb garden. It makes me happy, too.


One day when I was feeling particularly sad, I emptied the dishwasher. When I saw these tiny, little bowls I smiled. I smiled so big that I realized I was smiling. And in that moment, I recognized that there are so many little things that make me happy I wanted to keep track of them. I use these tiny, little bowls to put a teaspoon-of-this or a tablespoon-of-that in them while I gather all my ingredients. Then, when I’m ready, I toss the ingredients into the dish I’m making with such a flourish, I feel like Emeril or Bobby or the Barefoot Contessa (does she flourish?) and that makes me happy.

So raise your glass to the tiny, little bowl!

"What is that?" you ask..


About Dezra Despain

Life is full of stories waiting to be revealed.

Posted on June 26, 2011, in Things That Make Me Happy. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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