Chicken Noodle Soup
OMG…I just made the best chicken noodle soup
With fresh tomatoes, carrots and green beans
That I bought this morning at the Hillcrest Farmer's Market
I feel nourished and well fed-
I marvel at the mystery of how vegetables
And chickens grow to be who they are-
And then to nourish life marveling at the mystery of it all
Then I recall the old homeless drunk I pass
All most every time I walk to the grocery store
He sits with his 16 oz beer wrapped in a brown bag
I always joke and laugh with him
He never asks for anything-not even quarters-
Yesterday, I pulled a can of Chicken Gumbo out of my bag of groceries
And gave it to him. "It has a pop top lid," I said-
"You won't need a can opener, Do you have a spoon?"
"Yes, he said, "and Thank You and God Bless You."
I walked away wondering about the mystery of it all--
And who had blessed who.