When Donkey spoke with Shrek, he didn’t bring up lasagna when speaking of the complexities of being an ogre. Layers.
“You know what else everybody likes? Parfaits!”
When I was a child, Tupperware sold parfait cups. The site of those shapely, gray (why?!) plastic containers meant pudding, cream, and crushed cookies! Kid heaven.
If we twist the challenge analogy away from lasagna, does that make the entire experience of 2020 more edible. There is no tomato sauce in a desert parfait. And if that is where the fear hides, if we make a nice chocolate parfait, we escape the perception of fear.
Rename it. Rebuild it. Mold it into a new dream and a new version of reality. My mind is begging me to reshape this meal into a smorgasbord of possibilities. Lasagna, layered salad, and parfaits. Let the fear be transformed. Fear is not in the moment. Fear comes from living in a nonexistent future.
Look for the gratitude, for love, for the beauty and the meaning in the current moment. Experience the entire meal.