I watched a video once of the end of a burro race: the burro skidded to a stop a couple of feet short of the finish line, and refused to go. You can lead a burro to . . . . , but you can’t make him . . . .
A few days ago, DH and I decided that if the failure is hers, then the remedy must also be hers.
She can choose to believe that what sets her apart from her peers is how often she can shun socializing, how much “junk” food she can refuse, how much money she can not spend. She can choose to believe that how well she runs is dependent on how much she weighs and not how well she trains. She can choose to believe that her straight A average means something and that she has no need to be anything other than average. She can choose to believe that ignorance is not a hindrance to a life well-lived.
It will be an interesting real-time experiment.
CSA Share Week 25: The last for the year 😦 Leeks, parsnip, potatoes, carrots, swiss chard, collard greens, onion, heirloom Mexican red beans, butternut squash, eggs
Recipes: Mexican red beans/brown rice/lentils stew; root vegetables/butternut squash/collard greens soup; cherry/peach crisp (sour cherries from summer neighborhood share, late summer Palisade peaches frozen for winter use); roasted potatoes/carrots/butternut squash; parsnip and leek soup; Mexican red beans/Mayocoba beans/celeriac/swiss chard soup