Friday, January 10, 2014

Unknown Pleasures

Yesterday I wrote of Lobster tails, the delicious, delectable treat we found in Pasticceria Rocco, in New York City.  The night before we left, we visited there again, and of course ordered a Lobster tail.

"We're out of Lobster tails," was Franco's response from behind the counter.  No Lobster tails, oh no!  How could this be?!?

Fortunately, I had used my time in line to study the descriptions of pastries on the case and had picked out a second choice.  The description sounded wonderful, but the name was even more intriguing.

"I'll have a French Lulu, then."

A French Lulu is a pastry made of Pate-Choux, which is a light pastry dough made of butter, water, flour and eggs.  It is filled with a combination of whipped cream and custard, flavored with almond.  The pastry is then topped with little bits of chocolate and coconut.  It looks weird, sort of like fried chicken made with cereal for breading, but it tastes incredible,

My husband and I were discussing this the other day (we talk of other things than food,) that we never knew of the pleasures of Lobster Tails and French Lulus until we went to New York.  How many other wonderful pleasures are out there we have not yet discovered?

Being well into middle-age, this line of thinking could lead one down a road of depression and despair, realizing the clock is ticking on uncovering the pleasures which exist in this world.


Except for the fact that we have a long and glorious eternity ahead of us.  We have a life -- an everlasting life -- ahead of us.  We may well spend our time in that life exploring and experiencing wonders and pleasures of which we could not even dream.

There are such wonderful days ahead of unknown pleasures and wonders.  Let us look forward to it.

1 Corinthinans 2:9
"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him."

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