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Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Anthony Bourdain

What the pain must be like

What the pain must be like.  For someone like Anthony Bourdain.  Who was living a life many dream of.  Sharing his love of food and travel with millions of us who lived vicariously through his adventures.  But the black hole of mental illness was too heavy to bear.

Anthony Bourdain once said, “You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.”

But some secrets are never uncovered.  And many suffer in silence.

May we each take the time to notice those who may be struggling.  And may we try and ask for help when we need it ourselves.

Bourdain reminded us how social and educational and rewarding a great meal can be.  And how a memorable meal can be made with very few ingredients and a sprinkle of love.   He said, “Meals make the society, hold the fabric together in lots of ways that were charming and interesting and intoxicating to me. The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food itself.”

Let’s remember to sit and enjoy meals with the ones we love.  Not just to fuel our bodies but to fuel our souls.  To remind us how beautiful, and how short, life can be.  Rest in peace Anthony Bourdain.

 

Anthony Bourdain

The other day I saw a video of Anthony Bourdain talking about his life.  He said at age 44, he was cooking in a restaurant and thought he would never catch up on his rent or his taxes or pay down his credit cards.  He was surviving.  He had written an article about the restaurant world and the editor of a local free paper told him he would print it.  Anthony thought it would be a laugh for the others he worked with so every week he would run to the corner to see if his article made it into the paper.  But it was never there. Continue reading

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