Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Thursday January 6th 2011 – The Magic Dish.

It’s all a bit grim out there. Poor Tree, the thing is that it might get a bit worse, but very soon it’s going to get a whole lot better.
Who is this strange being with her overflowing glass?
Well yes, believe it or not...it’s me.
Spurred on by Juniper’s generosity of spirit, I’m fighting just that bit harder today to put on a happy face. I’m going to make an extra effort to smile at everyone who crosses my path.
Simona popped in today. That was an easy one, it’s scientifically proven that you can’t be glum around Simona. It’s like trying to whistle when you’re laughing.
She arrived with The Magic Dish, a large, oval, Pyrex bowl that possesses fabulous powers. The Magical Dish first appeared about this time last year and became a familiar part of our world for at least 5 months. Simona frequently turned up with a fricassée, a casserole, a curry or any other number of deliciously comforting one-pot wonders. Every day, this beautiful dish appeared, replenished. It’s possible that there might be more than one actual dish,  but I’m too caught up in the Magic of it to accept that it’s a certainty.
It was brilliant. Hoobiz and I might have been sustained by pizza and toast if it hadn’t have been for the great Simona and her conjuring cookware.
It didn’t just stop either, it slowly went to four days a week, 3, 2, 1 and then would still put in a guest appearance here and there.
It’s funny that the Magic Dish should make an entrance today, as yesterday I didn’t believe in magic nearly as much as I do now. Smile and the world smiles back? Maybe it doesn’t always work, but it’s nice to think that sometimes you do get back what you put in. Or even if you don’t, it’s worthwhile knowing you’ve put in your best.
Think happy, be happy.
After all, fairy dust aside, even Peter Pan needed to think happy thoughts before he could fly.

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