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What I did in the freezer aisle

May 27th, 2004 · 1 Comment

In Safeway’s freezer aisle yesterday I remembered what Lisa Williams wrote. She described her kick in the consciousness moment that happened to her as she was staring at ice cream in the grocery store, trying to choose which one to take home. Her friend Meg asked “Why choose?”, a question that sparked Lisa’s revelation.

So I said to myself that afternoon: Why choose? And brought home two half-gallons of Dreyer’s frozen yogurt: vanilla and cookies ‘n cream. Unlike Lisa’s story, it was 5 pm not 3 am, and the stuff was on sale. But I still broke a rule of my own and brought home two. In honor of Lisa and her inspiration. Or was it only indulgence?

I liked Lisa’s story. both what she realized and how it happened. I’ve received inspiration or revelation while walking or dusting or gardening or stirring soup, even doing the dishes (note to Enoch🙂. I don’t even think of them as “weird moments”. Perhaps it’s not as intentional as taking time to meditate and reflect on life. But I think that’s how life happens. When we’re weeding, driving, getting the mail, or buying ice cream.

But now I’m not sure what to do with all this frozen yogurt. Lisa, wanna come over and have some? Since you inspired me, I think the least you can do is try to help me eat it 🙂

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 medmusings // May 28, 2004 at 12:50 am

    no inspirations doing the dishes for me

    i do have a nice window in front of the kitchen sink, but no revelations for me while washing dishes… Maybe i have to do it more… practice makes perfect….