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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mastering the Art of Being Julia Child

She did it. It took her nearly half her life, but Julia Child did it. She mastered the art of being herself.

What inspiration she is to WOOFers! We tell ourselves it's never too late, but do we really believe it? Do YOU really believe it?

Two days in a row I watched "Julie & Julia," and Meryl Streep's protrayal made me smile every minute. It reminded me of the truly remarkable woman Child was on so many levels. And how she thrived in spite of deep disappointments in life.

So, this morning I cooked up a little poem in her honor. (No, obviously I've not mastered the art of poetry! But perhaps Julia would allow for my effort!)

Julia Child, Julia Child
How you make us smile.

Even still, even now.
And Meryl did you proud!

In your kitchen on TV
How delicious you could be.

One forgets you started late
Learning to sauté.

Women near, women far
Behold, a cooking star...

With zest for lemon and for life.
Bon appétit, Ms Child!

Movie Link

Book Link

Julia Child

Julie Powell

-- Diana (aka d.d. dawg) www.DianaBlack.net

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Mary Cunningham said...



me said...

Oh I just LOVE your line:
How delicious you could be

Wonderful, wonderful!

Poetry is truly just about sharing what's in one's heart.

Mary Farkas (aka eldermuse.net)

Diana Black said...

Thanks to both Marys! ... And espcially your comment, Mary F., that poetry is about sharing one's heart. You're my kind of WOOFer!


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Anonymous said...

Delightful! I am forever greatful that my first cookbook was Mastering the Art.... I read it like a novel and it was enthralling and thrilling. What stories the food told! The whole idea of the products of the earth handled with reverence, love and wit and turned into the embodiment of culture and pleasure was just transforming. That book still underpins what I do when I make a real meal.
Joann Dunn

Eileen Williams said...

The poem you "cooked up" is great, Diana!

I, too, loved the movie and Julia Child was truly one of a kind. I saw her getting off a plane once and she walked right by me. It was all I could do to keep from gushing all over her like the undercooked cheesecake I once served at a dinner party! :-)

Diana Black said...

Thank you, Eileen! How "delicious" that you saw Ms. Child in person! Oh, yes, that would have been so tempting to pour out your feelings like a bottle of Bordeaux over Boeuf Bourguignon!

Thanks for sharing, Eileen!