I visited Lara and her mum over the weekend and it was a pleasurable experience. I was given a warm welcome and a ghost of smile settled on the edge of my lips. “it’s been a while and I’m so happy to see you.” I said to Lara. “Me too.” she said and her Mum pulled me close for a warm tight and cozy hug. “How are your parents doing?” she asked. “They’re good and they send their greetings too.” I made a reply.
Lara and I had been good friends since our childhood days and till now we’re still the best team. We brought back those amazing memories by watching our childhood pictures and her Mum too told us a lot of stories. “Lara was so dramatic always crying and running around in her p**nts and finally she will lay in the sand for more episodes.” Her Mum said, making an end to the story and we laughed in unison. The walls of our stomach screeched and that joyous moment of happiness was second to none.
It was morning and breakfast was served. “Oh my God, I don’t eat Irish potatoes.” I cried out. We were served fried Irish potatoes and fried eggs accompanied with a thick hot tea that has a delightful aroma.
“Oh my, so sorry dear. I will make another thing for you.” Her Mum said and asked me what I’d prefer. After telling her, I seeped by tea while I waited for my breakfast.
We all have our individual allergies but that’s not the catch here. It’s interesting to note that, even though she visited Lara and was excited to see her, she didn’t jump on the meal served. She knew that for Irish potatoes, it’s a ‘no-no!’
Dear reader, do you also know that not all food are yours to eat? Do have a demarcation between right and wrong? Do you out of excitement sing the Lord’s song in a strange land? Think about it.
Though it was time for breakfast and she was hungry too but she knew deep within that this was not her food. I pray that we rise above pressure and do what the father expects of us. Be bold, be courageous, be discipline, don’t rush to eat.
Stand out like Daniel of old and scream out loud “I’m sorry eunuch, but this is not my food!”