Cruellers Give Example of Aunty Em’s Flow
Cruellers are a Dutch version of a donut. When viewed through the lens of The Wizard of Oz, they take on a deeper meaning. These delectable treats are served fresh from the fryers and tossed with cinnamon sugar. Aunty Em offers them from a plate to Dorothy and the farm hands at the beginning of the movie.
We are never in the kitchen with Em, but we can imagine that she has her Fanny Farmer Cookbook opened to the yeast dough section. We can further imagine her sifting the flour, stirring in the water and yeast, punching down the dough as it rises.
In short, we see the flow of her work. Aunty Em enters flow to create the cruellers.
Art Imitates Life
Because the Wizard of Oz was released in 1939, we can assume that this tradition of handmade donuts was commonplace. Women – and men if they lived alone – cooked and baked and fried by scratch. In and of itself, cooking is a form of meditation. And a way to enter flow. The yeast, or the experience, of doing the mundane routine can be elevated by awareness. Our spirits literally rise to the occasion when we are in flow.
Sacred Shape Connects Cruellers to Flow
The twisted shape of cruellers looks like a number 8 on its side. This symbol is he one for infinity. And if we dwell on this a moment, we can see that the image can covert to the timeless flow available to all to enter
Take time to observe the food you eat. If you prepare it, look and listen to the process for symbols of guidance. As they say, “Go with the flow!”
Here is to Growing YOUR Flow,