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Same recipe. Different Cake. Tuesday January 13, 2015

This morning I heard Jack Savoretti covering Johnny Cash. My ears were treated to a sumptuous cover of Ring of Fire. (Apologies to all who (a) aren't lovers of music and/or (b) not fans of either Jack Savoretti or Johnny Cash.) Anyway, as I completely stopped, stock still, for 2 minutes and 33 seconds, I breathed it in. I had that little light bulb moment and so came straight to my keyboard.

Years back, a kind midwife was asking me how I was getting through the hours with new-born twins. I was explaining that I was not sleeping at all as I couldn't get them to feed together due to their feeding differences. She was supportive but ultimately there was little to be done about it. Her smile was warm though and that was enough for me to feel taken care of. She said "Ah yes, same recipe, different cake". I've always loved that phrase and today, when Jack sang Johnny, those words came right back to the front of my mind.

I'm feeling a little better at the moment and I don't know how long it will last. For now, I'm going to try to harness the power of that phrase. It would be ignorant for me to think my dark shadow, my heavy woollen coat four sizes too big, has gone, but I can try to hang on to the fact that, for now, it's with me but smaller. It's the same but different. My time to make subtle changes is now, in this window, to make something different so that if my shadow rears up again soon, it will find things jigged around. On a side-line…Jack has also given me a new crush for the day. Bruce Springsteen is still my one true love but Jack is my different cake for today. I wish for you all to retain the same recipe but try a slightly different cake today.

Love from

The room above the garage.
A Moodscope member.

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Hopeful One Tue, Jan 13th 2015 @ 6:23am

Dear RATG- thanks for that. Keep reminding yourself of all the positives as often as you can no matter how small and that coat will shrink even more ' If you find yourself in hell keep going' -Winston Churchill.

suzzi Tue, Jan 13th 2015 @ 6:59am

Liked this really made sense but thought for the day is just repeated mood scope. Story's are ace

Anonymous Tue, Jan 13th 2015 @ 7:53am

Wonderful thank you RATG! It's a bit like doing the same thing over and over again, trying to get a different always get frustrated at there being no change, so why bother? Well, you have hit the nail on the head...same recipe, different cake! Try, try, try again...but maybe the different cake might be slightly tastier this time around? Am waffling, sorry! Ha ha no pun intended with the cake/recipe/waffles!!
Karen x

Anonymous Tue, Jan 13th 2015 @ 8:43am

Wonderful image RATG. I shall try to use and remember it. Glad you are feeling better but do hope that window of opportunity is very very is horrid to feel oneself slipping back, isn't it?. (And powerless to do much about it except wait for it to pass.) Eat well and rest. Enjoy some outdoors too if you can. Xx

Julia Tue, Jan 13th 2015 @ 10:14am

I have just listened to this ratg. I kept hearing Johnny Cash's deep voice singing it. This cover was great though. It's so good to hear you are feeling better. Long may this continue.

Mary Blackhurst Hill Tue, Jan 13th 2015 @ 11:10am

I've just read a story where the hero's voice was described as "rough silk". The author could have been describing Jack.... Aah!

Love your description of your big woolen coat. We all have our way of seeing our illness/condition, don't we? Churchill described it as his black dog, I call it my leviathan, yours is a heavy coat four sizes too big.

So pleased you're feeling a little better at present. Keep baking!

Anonymous Tue, Jan 13th 2015 @ 11:24am

Love that quote! Love ratg.

Anonymous Tue, Jan 13th 2015 @ 11:26am

Thanks suzzi :-)

Anonymous Tue, Jan 13th 2015 @ 11:28am

Nice pun and so subtle! :-D
Love ratg

Anonymous Tue, Jan 13th 2015 @ 11:31am

Outdoors always helps and yet I find it such a hard thing...thanks for the encouragement, love ratg x.

Anonymous Tue, Jan 13th 2015 @ 11:34am

Hi Julia, I think nobody can sing Johnny the way Johnny sings Johnny imho, even though I do try from the bath! :-) love ratg x.

Anonymous Tue, Jan 13th 2015 @ 11:39am

We do all have descriptions...I struggled for a long, long time to accept I have the nasty 'D' word. It is somehow easier to accept it in another form, not just this one, cover-all but say-nothing word. I do love hearing everyone's descriptions...more please!
Love ratg x.

Anonymous Tue, Jan 13th 2015 @ 12:21pm

I love that saying, "same recipe, different cake" - it challenges our sometimes limited expectations wonderfully. I am also a little bit in love with Jack Savoretti and his gorgeous voice! If you liked the Johnny Cash cover, I can thoroughly recommend his beautiful version of Bob Dylan's Nobody 'Cept You: - enjoy :) Louise x

Moodscope Tue, Jan 13th 2015 @ 12:31pm

Hi Suzzi, Whoops, we forgot to change the thought for the day today. Thanks for spotting it. Apologies. Caroline Ashcroft

Anonymous Tue, Jan 13th 2015 @ 7:07pm

Have fainted!
Love from the room above the garage

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