The Quiet Rebellion
(by Aubrey Clyburn)
My mother sent me a recipe recently for something called “Warming Grain-Free Breakfast Cereal.” It contains, among other things, pumpkin seeds, goji berries, and half of a Bosc pear. I saved the email. I know full well that I will not be making that dish.
Every so often she does things like that—suggests recipes, sends me health books, offers me chia seed pudding. I always take whatever it is and put it somewhere I don’t have to look at it and she doesn’t have to watch me ignore it. It is her way of apologizing, and my way of accepting.