It Is Good Like How Tiramisu Is Supposed To Be Good

Jan 24, 2014 2 Min Read
Life is Life and Is Supposed to be Such


Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

My mom, a tiramisu enthusiast in her own right, brought home a tiramisu cake from a newly-found bakery in town yesterday. As I was taking a bite out of my mini slice, she said to me, “It’s good, right?”

In my mouth, I tasted the soft layers of kahlua-soaked lady fingers that harmonioulsy marry with sweet creamy smooth mascarpone cheese and bitter dark cocoa powder that finely spreads on my tongue. There was nothing particularly special about the tiramisu. For a classic hand-tossed slice of the Italian dessert, it was, well, good like how tiramisu is supposed to be good.

But what was brought to my attention is this, why should this particular tiramisu surprise her as good in the first place? It tastes just like how a tiramisu is supposed to taste like. Isn’t that how it’s supposed to be? I was bemused by this situation as many times in life, don't we do the same thing. We do the same thing over and over (ie bake a tiramisu) and somehow, we expect something better than a "tiramisu." We believe it will be different and better and even more amazing than a "tiramisu" even though we baked just that.

So, the lesson to be learnt here - if you want something different, do different things. If you want something more than a cake, cook something other than a cake. Enjoy this lesson!

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