Kitchen work

In the Grimm fairytale of Allerleirauh, a princess who left her fathers house and kingdom, disguised as an animal, lived beneath the stairs in the kitchen of another King. She made bread soup one day for the King, unlike any he had ever tasted.

Here is a meditation by Gunilla Norris amplifying the meaning of kitchen work in fairytales and dreams, awake or sleep….

The kitchen is alchemical,

a place where we cook—actually

and spiritually, We come to it

for nourishment and ease.

We come to it as to center-

the heart of the house,

the heart of the dwelling.

In the kitchen we are one,

linked by hunger,

actual and spiritual.

We go to the kitchen to be

nourished and revealed.

It is a holy place.

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