The Moon is in Cancer opposing Pluto in Capricorn – This calls for comfort food which is another concept that has an undeserved bad connotation. For some reason our culture vilifies various things…. quite stupidly I think. I address this stuff now and and then. The idea that “power” is bad or “ambition” is bad and more recently, my remark in that story, a keen mind is just a keen mind and we can’t judge it good or bad until we see how it is applied.
The phrase, “comfort food” conjures up the mental picture of a fat woman, sitting on a couch eating bon bons as they say. Or as one person said one and the masses repeated it but that image does not describe “comfort food” at all. Addiction, maybe. Compulsion? But true “comfort food” is connected to your ancestors. Comfort food is the Christmas nacatamales I made for the soldier with his grandmother’s recipe per his families tradition.
Tonight the soldier and I are going out for a Zorba platter which is our tradition rooted in our culture. We like the smells of the Mediterranean, we like the wine and the energy and the sound of the language. When the waiter say, “Opa!”, it resonates with us… we feel part of a community.
I have a new dress to wear. It is a quintessential good looking Italian-woman-of-my-age dress and soldier plays his part – he’s an unapologetic man and it’s not a fake thing. We fall into these roles because these roles are described in our DNA.
I hope you can feel this. I hope it stirs you to connect with your own roots tonight because if you can (if you dare) I bet that you are richly rewarded.
What is described in your DNA?