Life is strange. My life seems to be particularly strange. I hit trees, pass out at Meijer, die and come back to life, and have a job that puts me in fairly interesting situations.
Most of the strangeness in my life is of the bad variety; the kind that just makes you look up at the sky and scream “WHY? What pleasure is this giving you, oh universe!!” After awhile, though, you just get used to it and it stops being so bad. Instead of yelling, “Why?” you yell, “What’s next? What’s on today’s agenda? What on earth are you going to do now?”
It becomes such a mundane thing that you don’t even really realize how strange it is to pass out at Meijer at 9pm or randomly hit a tree going down the highway. These things all become mundane.
And then, one day, out of nowhere, it happens: the universe throws you a curve ball and everything after that occurs in black-and-white slow-motion like it’s happening in a dream. Except it’s not a dream because, even you, with your truly twisted life, could never have dreamed this one up.
But here it is: monochrome and the opposite of mundane and, for once, you feel like you might be really and truly happy. It was that wish you made on the star the first time you were far away enough from the city that you could actually see one shining brightly. You smile, just a little, and think, thank you…for listening. And just like that, the dream is over and the world becomes mundane.
But, then again, that’s just another day in The Adventures of Mekkie.
Eggplant Parmesan (about 2 portions)
- 1 large eggplant, sliced
- Pasta sauce (I used an entire small can of Hunt’s with spices)
- 1/2c. – 3/4c. shredded mozzarella cheese
- Parmesan cheese
→Cook the eggplant (I used a George Foreman). Layer the eggplant slices in the bottom of a 8X8in baking dish. Add a layer of sauce, followed by a layer of mozzarella cheese. Repeat until you have at least three or four. Bake until cheese is melty and a little brown. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and enjoy.