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William Saroyan and Macaroon: and Chihuahua

“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep.  Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell.  And when you get angry, get good and angry.  Try to be alive.  You will be dead soon enough.” 

Today is one of those days and I needed that.  My head is not clear as it feels like I am underwater, not seeing or hearing anything.  My body feels heavy and all I want to do is to go back to my warm, comfortable bed with my overweight 9-lb. chihuahua.  It is January in Seattle (=gloomy) so maybe I am affected by weather.  Who knows.

It sounds like this quote is written by someone who studies Buddhism but this is actually a quote by William Saroyan.  I read “Papa You are Crazy” when I was in junior high and since then I always loved his stories.  I found this wonderfully honest quote in my journal earlier today.  This is exactly what I want to feel.  With that, I am going to get some macaroon (for some reason I am craving for it) after work for dinner, hop on my bed and snuggle with my chihuahua.  I will read William Saroyan, might as well.

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I am sure I feel I am alive after macaroon, dog and Saroyan tonight.  After that, I will really try to sleep when I sleep.

6 Comments

  1. I love the quote at the start. It really resinates with me and the way I try to live my life but everyday things can get in the way. The macaroons are making me salivated! Hope you enjoyed them 🙂

    • Me too. I want to lead a very simple life and want to truly LIVE it. But i agree, things get in the way so it was a good reminder this morning. And yes! Macaroons. They are gorgeous and good for my soul:) Thanks for leaving a comment!

  2. How appropriate: A blog called Have You Eaten with a menu at the top ;-). I like your familiar writing style, enough to convey the idea and the feeling to the reader. It makes all the food comfort food.

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