Aug 30, 2011

Call It A Tribe

My Incredible Mama

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.
Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”
~Jane Howard


We are all born into particular realities. Some say we choose our family whereas others think they choose us. Whatever the case may be, we coalesce into a unit & present a united front to the world. Why? Because we're family & that's just what we do!

Today I decided that families are like slow cooker recipes. Nothing is ever precise or calculated. It’s a mish-mash of ingredients that are expected to simmer together for quite some time so as to bring out the best in each other. And what comes of it all? A deeply satisfying & comforting flavor. It’s a meat & potatoes kind of nourishment that can sustain your heart & soul. 

Now, not all recipes have an abundance of ingredients. Some families have just a few key players but that’s all it takes! In my opinion, quality overrules quantity any day.