Do you listen to your food as it cooks? Your food talks to you as your baby does from across the room. “What?!” you say. Yes. When we pay attention, when we listen and observe over time, we learn and understand every signal, every nuance. The cry that is frustration is not the cry of pain. The bubbling that is just-right for your tender-crisp carrot is not the dry crackle of water gone to steam.
And.. if we can learn so much from listening to the home fries in the hot pan, or the pasta as it boils, how much more can we learn and understand if we pay attention to… each other?
Change. It’s natural.