Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pie Perfection is Over-Rated

This slice is like the first piece out of the pie: Kind of a mess. The piece the server keeps for themselves so they can give everyone else something pretty. It's a who-do-I-think-I-am-obsessing-over-every-little-thing slice. It's a looking-for-my-own-flickering-light kind of slice.
One slice
is not the whole pie, though. It is not.
Not even close.
And who said a triangle was the definition of beauty?
So, on second thought, here it is. A rustic slice, for what it's worth, in all its crumbled, messy glory. You don't need the whole story. Just eat.

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  1. Such nice descriptions! Writing is messy!!! :) Thanks for sharing the slice!

  2. Absolutely. Something about the sum of the parts being greater than the whole. Good luck.

  3. It's hard to get anything just right the first time, isn't it? Writing... pies... you name it!

  4. I remember my days waitressing at Shoney's Big Boy where I and my co-servers would mangle a piece of strawberry pie, duck in the galley w/ forks in hand, and scarf the fruity sweetness. Yum!

  5. Ha ha! I found myself messing around with the word "slice" today, too. Thanks!

  6. There is nothing "messy" or "rustic" about this slice! You captured the act of writing perfectly-some days we just have to take that messy piece of pie and go with it. I had one of those days today and your message encouraged me to accept what I wrote today and to quit worrying about its lack of perfection. Now, though, I have a problem-I'm craving pie!

  7. I loved this slice! It's exactly how I felt about my writing today. Thank you!

  8. I. Love. This. I don't know why, but I just love it. Love the analogy, love the ending, love everything about it. :)