This is a simple image of food.  The bowl is full with colorful, sensuous fruit and vegetables.  Herbs hang above and nuts sit beside the bowl.  The tile and the checkered table are kitchen decor, and hint at the concept of comfort, a hearth to gather at, and a place to cook.    

In dream symbolism kitchens and cooking indicate psychological transformation.  It is by growing food, preparing it, and eating that we are nourished, grow, and thrive.  Our actual bodies consist of what we eat. While this is simple and basic, it is also rife with meaning.  How we relate to our rituals about home and food are wonderful opportunities to heal and nurture ourselves.  Allowing ourselves to have just the right amount of all that is good and pleasing to us is the place where we feel secure in our plenitude, yet not overwhelmed by too much or too little.

In these times of Coronavirus many are experiencing food scarcity. At the same time, people are returning to the simple way of growing more of their own food and working in community with others to produce and share food at a communal level. It is also a time to re-evaluate our relationships to the earth, to animals, and to our place in the eco-system. May we all have plenty to nourish us on every level.

Published by Kate

I am an artist, thinker, writer, and maker of things of all sorts. I live in beautiful rural Vermont where I make things for beauty, necessity, and the betterment of the world.

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