He made his signature move

and said, “Do this in memory of me.”

Much easier said than done.

As was suggested, the key

is preparation,

just showing up – not enough.

First, the table must be set

sometimes simple, sometimes ornate

readied to be a center.

Then, to dress the part, washed up,

and vested,

maybe an apron or alb.

mise en place is required

anything missing spoils the effort…

all welcome at the table

Next, cooking accordingly –

no flavor lost, all complimented.

Taste and see… absorb the fragrance.

It is about the service:

I am not worthy to receive,

balanced by humility.

Each mouthful excites tastebuds

and graces the gut…

Sated all are satisfied.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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