Turbulent times brings the deepest of thoughts with pathways opening for escape or survival depending upon which mindset you are in at that unfortunate moment.
This past week has seen many touched by impending change with the showcase of a project we have been closely working on for some time.
Finally, the beaming light is bright for all to see as the written word is suddenly turning into speech as verbal voice changes into action with unprecedented speeds.
Alongside a most successful showcase, we have also witnessed the loss, grief and a celebration for an ageing warrior who gave many demanding years offering happiness and total love for all to feel.
As creative culinarians, we are solely responsible for creation, flavour adaption while offering our guests a memory never to be forgotten.
In some ways, it doesn't matter if you spend your minutes in the best 2-star establishment in the land or a self-motivated, hot creative lair in a bustling capital city.
No matter which path chosen your rolling destination is always a creative and most addictive challenge - which can often be misunderstood by others not fortunate to spend time alongside or inside the mind of a chef.
There is no doubt our creative and most spontaneous of brains are a sophisticated place to reside, but having ninja skills of fast reaction, automatic problem solving and the ability to combine flavours to unite while offering experience is completely mind-blowing for some to take in.
One benefit from such remarkable skill is a problem-solving mentality where it's easy to futurise - pinpointing exactly where you should reside or how you can solve the issue at hand.
In a lot of circumstances, while hosting that futuristic ability, it's easy to carve your path of excellence - forgetting many as you march forward to taste that so sweet flavour of perfection alone.
A problem thought hosts a solvable solution, and as creative soles, if you can think of something, there is most definitely always a way to carve a workable process to anything that may spring to mind without warning.
For some, this mysterious presence is difficult to visualise and it's not until firm, stable and workable practises arrive can the inclusion start.
This is by no means negative thinking about the different approach it's cryptic to witness such sporadic speeds of adaption as time most definitely always brings people together in the end.
Some state that having large hands makes it easier to play the piano - This may be correct, but owning small hands doesn't mean it's impossible to master the art of playing also (where is this going)
A piano holds the same amount of keys all playing a different note. The keys never move width, but different hands hold different skill & every finger in the world can play a perfect tune even if to some It doesn't catch their ear.
It's precisely the same in our creative zones where passion, dedication and diverse skillset resides - It's not about singular ambition, surely it's about bringing the team alongside, sharing your dream, so it quickly becomes a reality for all close by.
As soon as the heat is felt the adrenaline combusts bringing complete unity as your team perfect, bringing ownership and full satisfaction.
The skillsets morph as different soles offer different angles but as one bring opportunity to all to taste or play that so lovely and delightful finished tune.
Read into the above what you may as this week is a complete cryptic rundown of a deepened week held but one thing to note - It's simply not about being alone or feeling you don't hold skill, family, friends and a firm foundation is all you may ever need to offer memory and celebration even long after you have gone.
Thoughts For The Week Ahead:
Climbing a ladder of success is simply impossible whilst your hands are in your pockets!!!