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Love Constitute

Mar 3, 2014
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Love Constitute (serves 2)

1/4 pound Basic Lust
1/3 cup Infatuation
5-6 chunks of Total Joy
Equal pinch of Want & Need
6 heaping tablespoons of Unrealistic Expectations
Essence of Blind Devotion
Layers of Denial
Sprinkling of Fairy Dust (optional)

Add each ingredient sequentially. Mix thoroughly. Cover and let rise in a heated environment. Punch down and knead repeatedly. Roll out and twist into shape. Bake interminably.

(Results may vary. Customer satisfaction not guaranteed.)

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Love Constitute was a recipe that came to me one night as my brain released the day’s duties and responsibilities—the work as a mom, as a photographer, as a failing businesswoman, as a flailing divorced mom, as a woman observing curiously, squinting at the obscure path ahead, her legs feeling weighted, bare feet shuffling through clinging dust…

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Love Constitute was imagined in regard to my novel Amy’s Own but never made it into print because I finally saw it for what it was—my own experience with the great love of my life, a love that did not survive in traditional terms, but remains as it remains, between the two of us, neither here nor there, but precious as our own.

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Kat Ward is the publisher of Hometown Pasadena and lives in South Pasadena with her soon-to-be Sweet 16 daughter. Her first published novel is Amy’s Own and she is currently working on Keeping Sane, and Other Aspirations.

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2 Responses for “Love Constitute”

  1. You go girl; that was direct and terrific.

  2. Kat Ward says:

    Thank you, Esther. I appreciate the compliment and encouragement.

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