cause it all works out

5.17.2012

listening to; you know it's true // by jules larson
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there i was in the kitchen at eight this morning. there i was getting all too metaphorical as my mind trailed off with the music playing in the background. and i ended up with this assuption; making pancakes is a lot like everyday life for me. messy, a bit unkept. i try my best to add the precise amounts and perfect ingredients, but only to find that improvising and compromising are more my style. a pinch here and a smidgen there, sifting oatmeal with the palm of my hand into the bowl until it feels just right. i'll spoon out a generous helping of my finished product and let it mold freely in the hot skillet. and then i wait to see how it turns out. success is good, mistakes are better. counters, stovetop cluttered with the aftermath of my cooking. a sink full of dirty dishes waiting to be washed. my effort and my time taken? i come out with realizing it all is worth it, 'cause it all works out in the end. if i'm lucky, i'll walk away with a lesson learned. or perhaps the knowledge of how to do it better next time. maybe i'll even wind up with a delicious pancake on my plate for breakfast.

15 comments:

  1. aaaah. I just love you. that's all.

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  2. mkay...so I love this. a lot. you have the best way with words + pictures, the end :) xx.

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  3. I love how you wrote this, it has a beautiful flow. :) And the photos are awesome

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  4. the eggs. the shot of the eggs. you have no idea how happy that makes me. you just... wow. i love you forever.
    -jocee <3

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  5. I really enjoyed this post.....and those pancake pictures are making me hungry! lol
    Love your blog!

    Lizzy
    www.lizziebutterfly.blogspot.com

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  6. those blueberry pancakes just made me drool a little. very good analogy!

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  7. I feel like I relate to you so much, Madison. I always go to blogs, not wanting to read what is written, but I keep coming back to yours and I love reading what you write because it's not always perfect, happy, yay, I love life every day, we do fun things, everything's always awesome. I know you're life hasn't been easy and mine has been farrrr from easy too so I just love you. And your blog. And everything. You're awesome and sometimes I wish I could give you a giant hug.

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  8. I love this! we always make blueberry pancakes on camping trips so it made me really excited for summer :)

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  9. this is perfection. your posts always strike a chord within me, friend!

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  10. So lovely-your pictures and your words.
    Blessings!
    -Madi

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  11. LOVE this. i tried to pick a favorite photograph but i couldn't -- they're all too stunning. and the way you write is just simply beautiful.

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  12. this was just amazing. I'm glad I'm not the only one who draws out-of-the-blue analogies like that. seriously lady, the way you write is beautiful.

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  13. these pictures are lovely :) and the food looks so yummy! i just love the way you write! xx
    -Jianine
    http://definitelyscreaming.blogspot.com/

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  14. oh wow, this is beautiful. the pictures, the words, the story... just beautiful.

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