Hello there! I hope you’re well and that June is treating you kindly. Thanks so much for your lovely comments and visits over the past couple of weeks … I’ll catch up with you all as soon as I can (the march towards end of financial year is always a little busy for me).
So apart from work, I have been up to a few interesting things … On a recent cold night it suddenly occurred to me that I really needed to bake some choc-chip cookies. Some dark choc-chip cookies. Aside from craving something sweet, I was also looking for an excuse to try out my new cookie cutter set for the first time. Pretty neat, huh?
What better way to celebrate the wonder of the cookie than by whipping up a few of these adorable Pac-Man and ghosty treats? Best. Cookie. Cutters. Ever. (though I think next time I’ll pipe icing outlines on the top of them).
As I worked my way through the recipe, my mind started to wander … and I found myself reflecting on authenticity in the blogging world (as you do). I thought about the snippets of life we share online … with what we choose to share becoming a kind of selective authenticity. It reminds me that reality can take many forms, with one particular view often only representing one side of the complete story.
This is of course completely understandable … It’s much more pleasant for me to show you the cookies I baked (which actually turned out to be quite delicious), instead of the bothersome cat that darted about the place while I was trying to mix up the cookie dough, or the kitchen backdrop of dirty dishes and inelegantly piled tea-towels. While life is what happens amongst the mess and imperfection, sometimes it’s best not to stray too far down the reality scale towards ugliness and chaos. After all, there’s enough of that already in the world.
So, welcome to my world – where the sheets are always (more than) a little mussed, my hair often has a mind of its own, things are often never where they should be, and where a furry animal is never too far away … sounds pretty perfect to me.
What sort of things does your ‘imperfect’ perfect world contain?