Refreshed by Simplicity

There is something about baking bread that brings me back to earth from all the stresses of everyday modern life. Maybe it is kneading the dough, in all its simplicity and physicalness, that helps the most in relaxing me.Maybe it is the time required to let the bread rise that forces me temporarily to slow down. But whatever it is, these “back to earth days” and baking bread especially when it made by grandmother’s bread have become my safety zone where I can take some time and gain a perspective on what I am doing, It is as though my feet get firmly placed again on earth, and the problems of yesterday begin to look solvable with hope. After wards, that will looked hopeless no longer seems so impossible, and that which seemed complex appears less so in the light of a better and new day.


About BentRamallah

Writing is part of my resistance, Palestinian-Jordanian, working in humanitarian aid, refugee, social policy and protection. I love to cook, dance, hike, teach and practice yoga, and rescue animals.
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One Response to Refreshed by Simplicity

  1. Issam r. says:

    السؤال هل صنعتي خبزا يوما
    لقد فشل الشعب الفلسطيني في ثورته
    لسبب بسيط جدا انه لم يعد يخبز خبزه اليومي
    ان البساطه والتصاق بالارض وصنع الخبز
    هي اهم مقومات الثوره
    وهي الحجر الاساس للنصر
    وابتعاد الشعب الفلسطيني عن ذلك
    ادخله في دوامه هلاميه ثقافيه تافهه
    افقدته قدرته على الحلم
    بالتالي اصبحت مقاومته شبه مقاومه هوائيه فاقده للمعاني الاساسيه للتغيير والاستشهاد
    عصام صلاحات

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