Wind and Cupcakes
The wind is blowing from a strange direction that looks and sounds more like all directions. It scares me. It's the kind of wind that knocks trees down, or just breaks them in half, and I'm glad Rick cut down the dead trees in our driveway this summer. At least now they won't fall on my car. I have to go out later today. I don't want to. I've spent most of the morning so far hiding in my office/closet, which is a lovely room in the center of the house, with no windows other than skylights. I feel safe in there when the crazy wind blows. Adobe houses don't shake or creak much with the wind, so if I just go in the office and play some music, I can almost ignore what's going on outside.
It's not my fault, this fear of wind. I used to love to go out walking on a blustery fall day. It must be a post traumatic something-something, from when the wind knocked me down right after we moved to Taos, ripping my arm out of the socket in the process, and breaking my shoulder. Never again will I attempt to hold onto something that's trying to fly away from me - in this case it was an EZ Up tent. If something wants to fly, away it goes. I guess that holds true for people and things and situations. When it's time to fly, there's little point in holding on. Best to let it all go.
My favorite quote for today is:
"Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not!"Author Unknown
With that in mind, I've posted the recipe my absolutely perfected, delicious, and even healthy Chocolate Black Bean Cupcakes on PositivelyVegan. I intend to eat cake until the wind stops blowing.