Friday, August 22, 2014

Finding your voice, pizza and not talking about change

Today's five minute Friday prompt is change.

Of course it is.

Here are the words I told my friend before she left my house, exactly five minutes ago.

"I don't like change much." -me

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You know what I do like? Create your own pizzas. In theory, anyway. Tonight, the guy at Whole Foods let me choose my own ingredients and my favorite kind of cheese. He was bored, perhaps. He said he had never made a pizza with feta and goat cheese on wheat crust with broccoli and mushrooms. Weird combination, but it sounded good at the time.

Create your own pizza sounds good in theory. But in reality, it tastes about as good as it sounds, especially since it's not what they usually make. I can't actually complain because I was delighted that someone gave me so many options and did not find this order strange or complicated -- at least not to the untrained eye. But, maybe sometimes more options is not better?

I'm not sure what pizza has to do with change. I think change has to grow on me, again and again. Like weird pizza. I got three big slices, and I still have extra in my fridge, so there's time.

It seems like I would rather talk about pizza than change.

That and I lost my voice for awhile. I think I'd like to talk about that, too.

I lost my voice. Literally. It was weirder than the pizza. People I talked to on the phone didn't recognize me. Funny because I had been looking for my writing voice again -- I was afraid it was getting lost somewhere in the sea of my current state of life. Maybe things needed to recharge. My voice is back now.

If you've ever lost your voice, either kind of voice, maybe you've wondered if it wouldn't come back. Maybe your voice got scratchy and six octaves deeper than your actual voice. No?

So, it's been a little odd around here, but you know, there's always a story.

I'd love to hear you talk or not talk about change from your corner of the woods. And if you ever think your voice has gone lost, literally or figuratively, but you're still dying to speak to the world with whatever muffled sounds you can let out, I understand. I will do my best to listen close.



linking with kate

18 comments:

  1. Your pizza creation sounds yummy right about now. I like where "change" led you in your writing today.

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    1. 'Change' led me to anywhere but change :). But some days are like that. Thank you for visiting!

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  2. Hahaha! This is great, Julie! You perfectly captured the most common response to change, and reminded me that I am not alone when I don't want to talk about it. :) you are very witty, and you did a great job on this post.

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    1. Thanks for your sweet words, Anna! It's nice to have you here!

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  3. loved the stream of consciousness in your post. so much fun to read!

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    1. Good to know someone can appreciate my stream of consciousness...ha! Thanks Richelle!

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  4. this post was fun to read as you rabbit trailed around. i think that pizza sounds good too (minus the goat cheese) and you're right losing your voice is a change...you never know- you're six octaves deeper might mean your bringing sexy back...haha. this was funny

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    1. Rabbit trail is a good word for it. And you sound funny yourself, Summer! :)

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  5. that pizza sounded really, really good. i like feta. and i'm glad you're back here. :)

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    1. Thanks friend! Always great to connect with you. Let me know if you try a pizza creation like this. Do you do cooking creation art as well? :)

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  6. You know, there's something about that image of 'weird pizza' that will stay with me - how many people look at a strange combo, turn their noses up at it and just refuse to try it? Or look at our written words and think, 'huh?' You're absolutely right, it takes tasting, and sometimes trying something with a bit of persistence, to really 'get' it. I guess the same thing could be said for 'taste and see that the LORD is good...'

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    1. Glad you liked the weird pizza concept. And love the way you made the connection between the scripture. :) Thanks for coming by!

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  7. Change can be disguised in the funniest of pizzas. It is human nature to be resistant to change, but God loves it when we're willing to change for Him and for His purposes. :)

    Great post! Stopping by from FMF!

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    1. Thank you, April! That's a good word.

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  8. I get frustrated when I can't be creative, whether it's in building a pizza or writing. I know there's always a purpose for it, but still! :)

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    1. Yes, for sure. Thanks for putting that so well into words, Melissa.

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  9. I think you may have been trying to ignore change...but pizza is a good distraction. LOL! I love me some Wegmanns by the way. Though I prefer their sushi and soups. :)

    Visiting from FMF

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  10. Oh, fun. I just looked up Wegmanns. I hadn't heard of it.

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