Monday, September 5, 2016

Thoughts - September 5, 2016

“You are the salt of the earth. But remember that salt is useful when in association, but useless in isolation.” 
― Israelmore Ayivor.

I love salt. Especially a bit of sea salt on top of a chocolate covered handmade caramel. Or bringing out the goodness of a farm egg. How about a baked potatoe without it? And the making of home churned ice cream needs kosher salt as a catalyst. The only use I can think of for salt in isolation is to melt ice on slippery steps and walk ways. It is a necessary component in our electrolytes and blood, working together with other minerals to keep organs in balance. I can hear in my head the old- timers of my youth giving the ultimate compliment, "she was the salt of the earth." I never really considered what that meant, but I get it now, the need to share of ourselves. Shake things up. Season our world. - Beth Almond Ford

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