Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Here's the story, morning glory

You guys are smart. 
Or experienced.
Or both. 

SO they really ARE celery stalks. 

But here's the story. 

So I work in the galley now. The galley is the ship's kitchen. 
It's big. We have 3 walk in fridges and we prepare something like 1500 meals a day, everyday. 

We arrived in Holland on a Wednesday morning, and people were bringing in tulips ( like, you cannot get more Holland than that ) and I was thinking that it'll be really nice to get flowers, like real life tulips. (  before this I've only ever seen plastic ones - when I actually DID see real ones it took me quite a while (and a lot of touching & sniffing ) to realise that they were actually real and not plastic. *pffbt* )
So I remember saying, when we 'landed' on Holland land keyside : "God, I'd like some flowers please, thankyouverymuch."

The next day I was working in the galley, yes? And my job for the afternoon was to cut lots and lots of celery. 
Like two pans of this. (600cc each ) 

A lot. 

But then as I was cutting I slowly realised that the remaining-to-be-thrown-away stalks looked like roses. It was amazing! 

It was much more amazing when I realised after awhile that I have 'received' my bouquet of flowers, one day after I had 'asked' for it - No, not in a typical way, not quite what I had hoped for - this was better, waaaaaay better. :) 

Gawkingly beautiful, no? I had to stand there for a very long time. In awe. At this. 

Interestingly, the Head Chef decided to cook the celery stalks differently this time by way of 'baking'. 
Not a good idea. 
They didn't turn out, I think they had to be thrown away. 
It was a sad waste, and all that work!.

But then - heh, maybe this time it was just for that bouquet. :)

owh, and it was hard for me to cut some bits of the celery. 
These bits :

If you have an imagination akin to those who spend a lot of 'quality' time with veggies and fruits, you would realise that these particular stalks look very much like the wooden figurines with a head and hands praising. 

I was supposed to cut exactly at the 'neck' area, thus beheading this 'worshipping stalks'. It was hard. 

Okay, here's the local Celery Church Choir : 

I beheaded them soon after. 
Ah, cruelty. I know.
what was I to do? 
The green thing behind them? Chopping board. 

So what have we learnt today?
1) God's a real Gentleman and He gives amazing gifts.
2) Celery is not only good for you, it's beautiful too ( took me awhile to appreciate this green thing though)
3) Michelle spends a loooot of time in the kitchen, but she'll soon master the art of kitchzadry. :)  


hoyden said...

SO glad you're able to see His blessings in the smallest of things. :)

Gim said...

Gosh you are starting to see things that aren't there.

Maybe you are slowly losing your mind from spending too much time in a tub full of Christians....

"Hi sister, what has God spoken to you today? Did you have a good quiet time?"

weeliem said...

The local celery church choir looks really cute:)
it's inspiring:)
take care!

-beascuits- said...

gim, that's just mean. VERY mean.

mich, i agree with mel! :) the joys of serendipity! :D

gim said...

I hope Mysh don't start seeing messages in cauliflowers and broccolis when she returns...

.:mysh:. said...

If I do, Gim - that'll be a gift. It's good food - all the better if it also becomes eye candy. I mean, the rose celery thing - I really didn't know. It was impressive man.
It is a tub, that's for sure. But it's a mixed vegetable tub - lotsa character. Some are painful, others are fun - most of the time - it's a cultural study. Of religion, of faith, of diversity and similarity, of flowers and vegetables -and sauces.

On the contrary, I now think it will be nice to see messages in cauliflower and broccoli, ( but i always have been like that, no? hehe ) Normal brocolli - boring laaa.


zefiriel said...

If it is as said, that you're starting to see things that aren't there, then I guess it's quite a good place for people who have lost their imaginative minds or for those who have become hardened by cruel world facts and harsh statistics to be in. The world is in constant need of creative and innovative minds.

Uh, and the story you of beheading those stalks almost sounds like a premonition of dreadful things God-worshippers are going to have to go through, that things will be so bad that even while worshipping that they're beheaded, even in the sight of many.