TWD: Dressy chocolate loaves
I’ve heard it said that people used to that photographs to reminisce. As time passes, we pull out the photographs and share our memories with our friends, with our children, with our grandchildren. Yet now, we still take photographs to reminisce, but immediately. We click our picture then pass the camera around, sharing our “memories”.
We live in a culture that thrives on instant gratification. We have Google at our fingertips and cell phone conversations constantly at the ready. And pictures for immediate viewing and reviewing. Life is actually pretty good.
The best part? All of this crazy, non-stop fun does not have to keep us from the simple pleasures in life. We just have to force ourselves to slow down, smell the roses, bake a cake. A humble yet dressy chocolate loaf cake, for instance.
But sometimes all of this does not matter. Sometimes a picture is just proof that something happened. Like an overpriced picture that you buy anyway because it provides proof that you went on a zipline. Or a lone picture of a cake that you snap immediately before the camera loses all battery power. (It does exist! Honest! I just don’t have the power to get it onto this post.)
The cake was good. A little dense to be great, but good. The chocolate/sour cream frosting was great. And the jam in the middle gave the cake a nice extra something to settle in your mouth. It was a wonderful cake to sit with, soak up a beautiful day, and forget your troubles. Although not really a cake to reminisce over either.