I have a deep appreciation of food television–it’s essentially psychological comfort food. It’s familiar, it’s predictable (though, not always), it’s constant and easily available at any hour of the day.
A friend of mine introduced me to Chopped when she used it in passing as a sermon illustration. It became my go-to for background noise and time-wasting. (It sounds like I don’t like it; the opposite is true.) Anyhow, I saw a Vine taken from the show, which is:
And it’s beautiful. Chris Santos loves his job, Chris Santos loves people cooking for him, Chris Santos loves wontons, and it is all on the table. “*gasp* the wontons!” is a call to all of us to consider the passion with which we approach our vocations, our communities, and our expertise.
I am thankful for passion, even when it is a little ridiculous. In fact, it’s the kind of passion I think I enjoy and embrace the most.