Sunday, May 01, 2011


When I was a Chef we had a huge gala event coming up. I remember watching a pastry chef painting scrollwork onto tiny chocolate boxes with a gold filigree'. He had 1000 of them to do; it was an exercise in love and patience to apply his craft in that manner.

Some where through the process someone approached him and asked if it was hard to do what he was doing. He looked up and said "no, it is really quite simple".
The observer decided it was a good time to pull out an Einstein quote and said:
"Simplicity is elegant"
and the Pastry chef looked up and smiled
"Yes, and we spend a lot of time on simplicity".

Yes we did, and we learned about more than just food in the kitchen.

It was this quote that inspired this memory, though I'm not certain why...

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”


AnitaNH said...

Thank you for those last three sentences. What a marvelous quote!

bulletholes said...

Credit to Howard Thurman for the quote. It is very nice, yes?

Kim said...

Oh yes very nice Mr BH very nice indeed