Niagara Gazette — Time stood still.
I continued to chop, slice and stir, but the clock stopped moving. Even now as I write this, I’m thinking this sounds absurd, but that’s what happened. What had been heaps of raw vegetables just moments before was now simmering on the stove in a delicious coconut curry, and the rice was happily steaming in the rice maker. Only after I was able to return a bit of order to the kitchen did the clock once again start ticking. The meal wasn’t yet finished, but it was starting to look like I might actually be able to pull it off. With just 10 minutes before the dinner bell and still work to be done, a number of workshop participants showed up and offered to help. With their assistance, we were able to get everything completed and on the table on time … and the meal was delicious.
It felt as though my kitchen angel was present in his divine form, but also I think he may have had a hand in the arrival of the human kitchen angels as well. It was such a joy (and a great help) to have the seminar participants volunteer to help during those final crucial minutes. Although part of me remains skeptical and wonders whether a clock can really stop moving, there’s another part of me—the same part that saw my angel as a child and tears up during “It’s a Wonderful Life,” knows that magic and divinity are everywhere when we take time to open our hearts and walk in gratitude for all the magic that surrounds us every day.
Meadow Linn is the co-autco-author of “The Mystic Cookbook” and the creator of “Savor the Day,” a blog filled with personal stories, photos, and recipes. To find out more, visit www.meadowlinn.com.