Red Velvet Cake

SOLSC Day 28

Time! Stay still for a little while. Well, you did last spring, or so it seemed. I’m the one who needs to stand still. I’m the one who needs to slow down. I’m the one who needs to stretch out moments I have, to enjoy them, be present. It’s not your job to stand still. That’s on me. And I haven’t been doing it well. Ever.

For today, the plan is baking a cake with S. From scratch. Red velvet with cream cheese icing, her favorite. Laundry can wait until tomorrow, but baking a cake can’t. Social media doesn’t care if I show up. Neither does my messy bedroom.

Time, I apologize for fussing at you. For saying you aren’t enough. You don’t change. While we’re here, can you tell me why we humans think we need to slay the day? As if it’s something that needs slaughtering. Why can’t we just enjoy it? Like a slice of red velvet cake with cream cheese icing.

You are enough. It’s not you, it’s me. I’m not doing enough. I rarely do enough. I’m doing too much.

6 thoughts on “Red Velvet Cake

  1. Yes. We try to do too much and time never stands still. I miss my baby girls and now I am a Nana with 6 grandchildren and 1ore on the way. Enjoy, Alice, enjoy! I will try to remember your advice on this one, because time will not slow down for any of us. I love what you said about not enough, vs too much!

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  2. A common lament, to be sure. I think you made the wise choice to make the cake and eat it too. Filling your bucket is just as important, if not more so, than messy bedrooms and FB.

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