Friday photo – bread can’t be hurried

provingcooking breadolive bread

Yesterday I went on a quiet morning at the Common Ground Community Old Rectory and we reflected over the process of making bread – mine is 50 50 wholemeal and white flour olive bread!

There were some books to help us reflect in the waiting time between stages and I came across this poem which says much of what the morning was about for me:

Because bread won’t be hurried we have to learn to let be,

to do nothing, to be patient, to wait for the proving.

Because bread won’t be hurried and is a life and death process

we find out in its making that time is not a line

but a cycle of endings and beginnings

rhythms and seasons, growth and death,

celebration and mourning, work and rest, eating and fasting,

because bread can’t be hurried.

Joy Mead

 

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