Estelea's Blog

French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.

Inspiration from a Kitchen Sponge…

Because you don’t need much to feel inspired! It’s all a question of attitude 🙂 Welcome to the kitchen of my friend Lia:

Lifestyles with Lia

I often get inspiration in the kitchen… In my small, New York apartment kitchen.

It’s a kitchen with the basics: stove, sink, refrigerator…yet it lacks a dishwasher.

I realize that a dishwasher is not a necessity — but it’s a nicety.

A dishwasher quickly washes away grease and grime in a flash…And saves delicate hands and manicured nails from disaster…

But since a dishwasher could never fit within the miniscule confines of my kitchen walls, I often thought that my life, sans-dishwasher, was limited.

I was wrong.

Today, as I toiled with a strainer full of stuck-on spaghetti and with a pot of pasted-on potatoes, I realized that the ritual of washing dishes allows me to be “in the moment”.

I wasn’t thinking about my past, nor about my future…

I was just here and now…

Just the lemon-scented bubbles…the neon-green sponge…and me.

And so yesterday’s pasta party is but only a memory.

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8 comments on “Inspiration from a Kitchen Sponge…

  1. LifestyleswithLia
    April 29, 2015

    My dearest! What a lovely way to start my Wednesday ! Thank you so much for the reblog!!
    Sending much love your way:)

    • estelea
      April 29, 2015

      Thank you so much for all your great posts 🙂 so happy to share!
      Have a beautiful day Xxx

  2. luciledegodoy
    April 29, 2015

    It’s a great post from Lia!

    • estelea
      April 29, 2015

      I love her attitude! I am only happy to clean the dishes when I can escape from a boring everlasting diner. Or when there is still a bit of dessert I can savor secretly..

      • luciledegodoy
        April 29, 2015

        Indeed it’s an incredible attitude. You’re hilarious. I relate to that too! Lol

      • LifestyleswithLia
        April 30, 2015

        Ahh, the dessert part sounds like the perfect companion to doing dishes :))!!

      • estelea
        May 4, 2015

        The Must Have 😉 the ultimate motivation!

    • LifestyleswithLia
      April 30, 2015

      Thank you, Lucile!:)

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