Throughout my life, I’ve heard the phrase, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” I must say, I agree with this thought (although I also believe that a word can summon a thousand pictures [smile]). My love for art is deeply tied to my relationship with my dad, who has since passed away, but he was one of the greatest artists I’ve ever known. Between my parents, as my mother was always my strongest writing teacher, my appreciation for what was conveyed through images resonated with me deeply in a variety of ways.
Such was the case as I looked at this beautiful art in a visit back home in Houston, Texas (pre-vegan days [smile]). I saw this painting (and many like it), while experiencing Korean Barbecue for the first time.
Replete with other unique experiences regarding the presentation and preparation of the fare, I was delighted to be immersed in such a beautiful layer of their culture. From the enormity of the artwork to the countless connections it invoked, esteemed and celebrated, it was a most wonderful addition to the entire encounter.
As a writer, my brain is often swimming in details. As a food enthusiast, such imaginations are activated often. In dining in restaurants in particular, I’m often fascinated by the décor that sings of the lives of people past, present and future. It is a reminder that the fabric of who we are is rich with history, humanity and heart. It is my hope that many will consider such truths that are evidenced day to day and have an even deeper appreciation for the ties that bind us. What an amazing gift to experience life through pictures, palates and words. I’m so thankful…
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4 thoughts on “03-20, A Picture, A Palate, A People”
A picture may be worth a thousand words … but these words might be worth more: “It is a reminder that the fabric of who we are is rich with history, humanity and heart. It is my hope that many will consider such truths that are evidenced day to day and have an even deeper appreciation for the ties that bind us.” Truth and Inspiration.
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Thanks, Clare. I only mention it because I really do believe it. I find myself so enchanted with the stories, mountains, valleys and the lives of others in the world around me. What’s different between us leaves me fascinated. What we have in common keeps me in awe (because we assume so often that “certain” things are unique to us – when in actuality, there are many that are just a part of being human.
I’d like to believe as we assume less (if not, at all) and cherish more, kindness will abound. I don’t know how long it will be before that happens, but I pray that it will come sooner than later.
Until then, I’ll continue to be an example my self. I choose to show the love that has so often been shown to me. Thank you so much for your insights.
With Warmest Regards, ~Carla Michelle
I love exploring and discovering new things about different cultures, this sounds like a rich and rewarding experience!
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It really was. I had the opportunity to go again on my last visit home two weeks ago, and it was most enjoyable. ~Carla Michelle