In mother's kitchen the weeks before Christmas!
Tradition's scent wafted throughout the home
as in the kitchen there gathered
stirring clusters of various children
each assigned important tasks
carefully opening plastic wrapped packages,
raisins, chocolate and mint.
The heart wrenching anquished decisions
debated which will it be?
Today's alchemy shall it be;
gingerbread, sugar or pfefferneuse today to concoct?
The matriach's verbal recitals of
ingredients, equipment and step-by-step directions.
The unfiltered honesty & mystical purity of love's demonstration!