(n.) The connection or relation of ideas, feelings, sensations, etc.; correlation of perception, reasoning or the like.
To simply encounter an individual, enter a specific door, to inhale and savor an aroma, in these instances one can be transported back into another time or memory. The power of association can be looked at in a positive and negative light. As I continue to learn more about myself through this past years journey, I have found that the impact for not only myself, but those who surround me can be the beginning of something beautiful or an emotional storm appears. I wear my heart on my sleeve, I also have no filter in most cases, though I am resilient and rebound every time, once I connect and accept the issue in which has been so thought-provoking. Controlling my emotions and possible anger is not a strong suit for me, this is yet again one of the many faults that I am working on. Eradicating the triggers I can control that arouse negative thoughts or behavior is a process that I need to become strong and conscious enough to learn to evade.
Cooking and simply being in the kitchen warms me in every way, it is also a wonderful way to connect with others. I have not been feeling my best this past week, and Sunday I had been so sick that I didn’t leave my bed, Julia said I couldn’t even be stirred when I was asleep. Then in the evening I awoke, finally getting out of bed feeling like there was just enough energy to make some dinner. I looked in the fridge and this is what I came up with, from there Julia and I were able to enjoy one another’s company, watching a movie and ending our Sunday together. The association of sautéing vegetables, and sitting at the table having conversation brings us together in such a positive way that it makes me so happy that Julia has dreams of becoming a chef, we will have many beautiful meals to share in the years to come always having the memory of Sunday dinners spent together.