the power of a cookie

Do you know the part in Stranger Than Fiction where Ana {Maggie Gyllenhaal} is telling Harold {Will Ferrell} why she became a baker? She said she dropped out of law school because she believed she could make the world a better place with cookies. Ever since I first saw that movie I have loved the idea, actually, even before the movie I loved it.

I think it's true, don't you? I mean, whose spirits aren't lifted when their eyes catch glimpse of a plate full or even a couple homemade cookies? {I can think of two specific events in my life that resulted quite fortuitously because of, I believe, the cookies.} And I don't think it's just a sugar attraction, {because I always cut back on the sweetness}.  I think it's more than that.  Could a cookie remind one of home, warmth, of comfort?  Could biting into a warm cookie bring the feeling that everything's going to be ok?  That it is a good day after all?  Nevermind the fact that your truck has been in the shop for an entire week because they keep finding something wrong with it.  Who cares?  You've got a cookie.  I know my mom makes the world better with cookies.  And I believe I like making things from scratch because she always did for us. 

I also firmly believe with every morsel of my being that art makes the world a better place and that is what I try to do. One drawing at a time. One painting at a time. One pinhole at a time. Hopefully, touching one person at a time.

Ok, thanks for reading! I hope your weekend has a cookie or plate full in it, :)