Day 105 - Pie Momma.
Day 105 - Hello. Hello. This post is going to be short and sweet. I just realized I bit off more than I can chew with the altMBA class. I have 9 books to read, 4 new programs to learn, 100 new people to meet and 72 articles to read. These posts may get shorter and shorter in the weeks ahead due to the fact I will be drinking knowledge from a fire hose. However, what is most important today is chatting about pie.
My mom makes the best pie in the world. No, I'm not biased. Yes, there are a lot of good pies out there in the world. Are they even close to the flakey goodness my mom rolls out? No way. Not even close. My mom's pies are buttery, crisp in all the right ways and ripe with flavor. However, what makes her pie special is her process. Every time she makes a pie, she makes art.
Today she taught her granddaughter how to make pie. Standing back in the kitchen I watched them both work their magic together. My mom carefully and gently gave my daughter directions on how to mix, roll and cut the crust lovingly. My mom then showed my daughter how to push out the crust using her "north, east, west" process. Their four hands worked the dough and mixed the strawberries together like a beautiful dance. It was a snapshot to be ever held tight. Knowing my daughter was learning something profound with someone who loves her as big as the universe was heart melting.
Today, show someone a special process. They can then learn to create something special in their lives. Spend time showing someone else how to fold an origami crane, make a batch of heirloom cookies or step out the perfected line dance. It doesn't matter the project. It's the people around you and the process that matters.
Ok, I have to hit the books. I'll see you tomorrow and until then I'll leave you with this quote about pie: "If You Wish To Make An Apple Pie From Scratch, You Must First Create The Universe." - Carl Sagan