I have been so busy, that I have not had much time in the kitchen lately, so I thought I would open up a little on other parts of who I am. You all know I am very passionate about cooking, and wine, and you all know my world outside of the kitchen is a very wet one indeed, but there is another part of me you don’t know. I am a very complex person, with many different sides and many different facets to my personality. I have many interests. I enjoy life and do my best to live life to the fullest.
I am an Aquarian through and through. There is no doubt at all about what my zodiac sign is. It’s almost like it was written in the stars just for me. The Aquarian time starts tomorrow, January 20 and ends on February 18. My birthday falls somewhere in the middle.
We Aquarian water bearers are fiercely independent, (some would also say fiercely stubborn), eccentric and energetic, highly intellectual, free-spirited, spontaneous, adventurous, mysterious, and very, very creative. We do not like to be boxed in or constrained. Usually, this means we are rebels, but definitely rebels with a cause. All these unique qualities can be both good and bad. I prefer to look at them as good and challenging, although there are plenty of others who would strongly disagree. I say that mine is a social vision to right the wrongs, and though I can be very harshly critical of how things are, I believe I also have a better vision of how they could be. Others would call it harsh, cynical or even dark-hearted, and believe me, I have certainly been accused of all of those, though that is certainly not my intent at all. I want things to be good, but I am a realist. There is no such thing as perfection or a Utopian world, as much as I may wish it to be. I am very strong and tough, and often courageous, but even though I put up a very strong shield, once that shield has been broken or penetrated, I can also be very sensitive and easily hurt.
I live in a watery world. When I am not in the kitchen cooking, my world is filled with water, or wine. Either is perfectly acceptable to me. I think it is because of the Aquarian love of adventure and the love of experimentation that allows me to cook so freely and without abandon. I think it also contributes to my love of wine as well. Often times, we Aquarians feel out of sync with society, which I can certainly attest to. There are many times when I need to get away from it all just to unwind and recharge my batteries. More so than not, I choose to unwind with a glass or two of the nectars of the Gods. It could be a rich, oakey, buttery chardonnay, which is certainly my favorite, or a velvety smooth Argentine malbec, or something completely different still, just as long as it is a good wine or something libatious and just as spirited as I am.
Do I want to hold a glass of sunshine?
Or I am in the mood for something darker and richer?
Either one is a wonderful choice and both are deliciously suitable, anytime, any situation.
No matter what, no matter who you are, be true to yourself. Know your strengths and your weaknesses. Learn and grow from each of them. Never give up, and never quit.