I don't know about you, Reader. But the madness of the world is palpable lately. I feel the tense energy infiltrating my restaurant, my family, and even my dreams. The weight of it all really started to get to me this past week. To preserve my sanity, I did the only thing I know to do when things get heavy.
I got light.
Over the years, I've learned that finding levity in dark times is my best solution to almost all dire feelings, and so that's what I turned to this week. On the music front, I've been working up a music video to celebrate the release of my new record, and I hope it turns out as breezy as I want it to be in my head. At home, we've been letting ourselves get goofy with the kids (read: my husband currently has pink finger and toe nails). And on the restaurant front, I just spent every night of the week cooking classic state fair foods and trying to figure out how to get three burgers to stand up on a stick.
And I nailed it.
Of course, none of these things are a solution to the world's problems. And of course we need to face reality. But we don't need to let it drag us down, either. Reader, if you too are feeling mired in it all, I invite you to join me in giving your mind and heart a break and trying to find fun. Remember fun? It's still out there, and it's still in you. We just need to keep looking for it.
I'll see you next week. Let's keep our chins up. -Em