I learned that cauliflower hummus is a great alternative to butter on baked potatoes. Just ladle on a tablespoon or two and enjoy the creaminess and flavor.
I learned that being judgmental can have long term implications. Case in point..I always thought it was ridiculous to put dogs in “baby carriages.” And now here I am getting ready to buy one for our 2 year old dog because she simply cannot handle the Florida heat on our long, morning walks. We could just keep her home..or I can swallow my ‘pride and prejudice’ against pet strollers and simply solve the problem so she can continue to join us as we all get our exercise; I chose the latter.
I learned quite a bit about Indian culture this week watching a fascinating Netflix series called Indian Matchmaking. What started out as a seemingly light-hearted documentary about successful, young Indians searching for love with the help of a traditional matchmaker, eventually exposed the seriously dark and oppressive weight of relentless cultural expectations, bigotry, classism, judgement and family pressure. After binge-watching the entire series, I went online to read a few commentaries about the program and was not at all surprised to see that I wasn’t the only one pretty saddened by what I saw. This is a thought-provoking presentation that will no doubt lead to many discussions about all sorts of related subjects. Surprisingly compelling TV.
I learned this week how hard so many people are working on behalf of others to keep our society functioning during this extremely difficult time. Every day these folks have to navigate through the gaggles of naysayers, doomsdayers and those who seem to be perversely rooting for failure. My favorite newspaper, the Wall Street Journal, took media giants to task a few days ago in a devastating op ed accusing them of indulging in, and distributing, “pandemic porn.” All of this making my decision not to support that industry by watching, clicking and reading that much more important to me. I don’t want to look back at this moment in history and find that I contributed to the darkness-no way.
Have a WONDERFUL week-end everyone!!
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