Saturday, April 15, 2017
To invent the word.
This evening the phone rang and it was my sister, we were discussing some changes in plans she had to make regarding dinner this weekend. I told her I was making dessert and not to worry about that part of dinner. One of the treats I'm making is her favourite cookie recipe of my mother's. She was actually excited about them and as we said goodbye, I hung up feeling quite the cookie hero for bringing her such simple joy. Fast forward to an hour later when the first tray is about to come out and I begin to think we need to invent a new word. The word needed is a word to describe the feeling when you suddenly realize that something has gone terribly wrong with the recipe you have been working on. Something that captures the disappointment of all the effort, time and ingredients waisted. Also the lost hero status, maybe even the feeling of being overwhelmed by the thought of a second attempt at the recipe. Yes a new word is needed because saying a word that sounds a lot like "ship" just doesn't cut it!