True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done,
the zest of creating things new.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
If life gives you lemons…
I’ve been enjoying the company of the Danbo Brothers immensely since they returned from their last (rather unexpected) lengthy winter sojourn. They never fail to surprise and delight me. Last night, just before I went to bed, I found them sitting together on the couch, happily watching their favourite movie, Ratatouille, on my iPad.
“If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm.
Life does give back in kind.”
~Norman Vincent Peale
It’s a gorgeous sunny day here and I’m about to make a Lemon Cream Tart from a bunch of beautiful, fresh Meyer Lemons I picked up yesterday. The Danbo Brothers must have overheard me talking about my plans to make a Lemon Cream Tart today, for when I went into the kitchen first thing this morning, I discovered them already hard at work, whistling and laughing as they happily worked away zesting lemons. Their joie de vivre wrapped around me like a warm blanket and I could do nothing but join their happy mood. What a delightful and fun way to start my day! In their great zeal, I found they’d zested every single lemon in the large bag I’d purchased—far exceeding the zest of one lemon my Lemon Cream Tart recipe calls for—but that only endeared them to me even more.
I can’t stay friends with anyone who doesn’t have a passion for something;
and, generally speaking, artistic people, creative people carry it right into the kitchen, too. They have a zest for life; the excitement of living.
All of the great eaters I’ve known are also men of great wit.
~ Alan King
The Danbo Brothers’ Favourite Film:
To find out who the Danbo Brothers are and how they came into my life, check out my previous post: Meet the Danbo Brothers.
For more Danbo Adventures, see The Danbo Brothers Category
The Danbo Brothers’ Zest for Life, by madlyinlovewithlife; © 2012
A Bowl of Meyer Lemons, by madlyinlovewithlife: © 2012