After Mass Catherine and I did our usual tailgate party at the local Thriftway. The weather kept us inside at the little spot where there is a bar with stools though so a tailgate in name only. But spirits were high and Jessika joined us after completing her business so there was the three of us.
In the first days of our tailgate parties both Catherine and I would get donuts and coffee. Usually “Monk’s” coffee which is produced from our local monastery. Anyway Catherine being the mindful person that she is soon switched over to bagels and cream cheese but Felipé hung in there with donuts. But yesterday due to her good influence I made the big switch to the more healthy fare.
I knew that the whole bagel and cream cheese process had a problem with having to try and cut the bagel and spread the cheese with one of those stupid through away knives. Beside which a through away knife is in itself a problem. So I grabbed a knife in the kitchen utensil aisle to use and reuse in the future.
I’m glad that you are hanging in there with me here in my story because it will be worth it, promise. I know it sounds pretty mundane but that only increases it’s value. Being able to find meaning in the every day happening is a valuable tool.
So, we get over to the bar with all the components of our feast and we are happy campers. But as I grab the knife, see that is a problem because that is not accurate. I really grab the plastic packaging that the knife and it’s sheath are in. So, I am staring at it and seeing that it is really really packaged well. It is enclosed in this heavy material that is not going to yield to scratching at it with a house key. This is a serious wrapper with the edges welded together all the way around so as to tell you this is a serious implement within.
As I stare at this puzzle and try to figure out the solution so we can have breakfast Catherine, the dear, grabs it from me. See she is hungry too. She looks at it one second and skillfully bends and folds the heavy wrapper and positions it just so and the blade of the knife cuts it’s way out from the inside. Huh? Can you see it?
What is this? It is very creative thinking to come up with this solution. To see the answer contained within the problem is what happened there, yes? And furthermore on the next level this is why we need each other.
Hey have to go and walk this AM. Still clearing the trail of debris.
Problem solving loves, Felipé.