Friday, June 19, 2009

Mac and Cheese

The following, my friends, is probably my favorite home-cooked meal.

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, canned peas, and Lil Smokies Sausages.
This meal takes me back to my childhood. It is the meal I crave when I'm home-sick or overwhelmed with being an adult. This is the meal that, for just a few moments, helps me forget my current troubles and replaces them with warm memories of freedom.
It reminds me of the carefree summer days of my childhood spent outside riding bikes, roller blading, swimming, or sliding down the slip 'n slide. Or those really hot days spent in the air conditioned house playing Nintendo or watching TV. It reminds me of camp-outs in my backyard or sleepovers at Sovanna's. It reminds me that once upon a time I didn't worry about tomorrow because I was so busy enjoying today.
While I can't go back to those days, I can do a better job of letting go of worries about the future and trusting that tomorrow will take care of itself.

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