Sunday, 3 May 2020
Like Water For Chocolate
Hello friends. I hope you are doing well in your corner of the world. The current situation is certainly upsetting and worrisome for all of us. I have continued to work despite the shelter in place orders as my job was declared essential. And on top of the increased working I’ve been making masks for all the employees in my company. So every free time I get at home has been spent sewing masks. I apologize for the late post. Here is a little collage of the quilt that wasn’t.
I chose Like Water for Chocolate a novel by Laura Esquivel. It is a poignant love story of a young woman that is not allowed to marry the man she loves because of traditions. The story takes place in the 1900’s in the northern part of Mexico during the Mexican Revolution (a civil war). The food plays a very important role in this novel. And one of the most beautiful scenes is when the main character Tita receives a bouquet of roses from the man she loves but she is not allowed to keep them and her mother asks nee orders her to throw them away. Instead she makes Cornish hens in rose petals.
I love this novel because it reminds me of my mother.
Please stay safe