It was improbable at best with the firmament that lay between us.
You with your feet firmly planted on the ground, your eyes fixed, full of good sense.
And there I was in space above wandering, sidetracked, chasing any glint of light.
Therefore, I didn’t know I was falling,
* so I couldn’t give you
* fair warning
* when I crashed
* through your atmosphere.
It broke us both.
But strange as fate would have it, the wreck didn’t ruin us though it changed us and reshaped us.
We inadvertently a new
* had become thing.
I didn’t lose me and you didn’t lose you but forged a conduit that allowed us free flow into each other’s world.
We were better now.
You could lead me forward.
* away. * carry you
Since that great wreck, we have walked, flown, sank and ran for thirty-one years.
Happily intertwined, we’ve moved through heaven and earth.
Excuse my indulgence. This last week the hubs and I celebrated 31 years together, so I wanted share my poem for him.
This recipe reminds me of our 30th anniversary which we celebrated in Spain. Sweet Magdalenas can be had all over Spain and were eaten at many breakfasts. They are slightly sweet with a hint of orange and are perfect with your morning coffee, especially if it is a cafe con leche.
Enjoy, my friends!
- 3 eggs, separated
- 1 ¼ cups sugar
- 1 cup sunflower oil
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tbsp grated orange or lemon zest
- 2 ¾ cups self-rising flour, sifted
- ¼ tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°. In a bowl, whisk egg whites with salt until stiff peaks form. Gradually stir in with a wooden spoon a little at a time the egg yolks, followed by the sugar, oil, milk, orange zest and ending with the sifted flour.
- When all the ingredients are incorporated, half fill cupcake liners with batter and place on a large baking sheet.
- Bake for 18 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and transfer the cake in their baking cups to wore racks to cool.