April 16th - Life is like a bowl of soup

'Life is like a box of chocolates' Forrest Gump's Mama always used to say, 'you never know what you're gonna get'.

Liz sent me a get well soon ecard which had a soup recipe, and I thought

- Life is like a bowl of soup. All of us ordinary ingredients are chucked in together and when the heat is on we become more than the sum of the parts. Whatever ingredient you are, you have a part to play, a flavour to bring, a bulk to provide. Scientists talk of the 'primordial soup' from which all life evolved, perhaps God is the great Potager Chef?