This past summer we took a father-sons weekend trip. Part of it took us to Portland, Maine, and into Gorgeous Gelato to discover wonderful gelato and a delectable quote on the wall.
The passion of gelato.
In my opinion, Auguste Escoffier, an Italian chef, captured the essence of passion in description. Here’s why.
- It sets the importance of gelato in the context of the complete picture of a meal.
- It places a responsibility on someone to create it, putting the right effort into gelato to make it the finest possible.
- There is an emphasis of place in this way – nowhere is better than where we are to create and make our mark of significance.
Read it again with my emphasis added.
“Gelato, although at the end of the lunch, is no less important than the rest of the meal.
If beautifully prepared and presented, Gelato represents the finest of delicacies.
Nowhere but in Italy has the genius and creativity of the art of making gelato produced such a delicacy.
Italy, cradle of all Arts, certainly can be known as cradle of the art of making gelato, as well.” – Auguste Escoffier, Chef (1846-1935)
Think about this in terms of living a passionate life.
“Living today, although we have many days ahead, is no less important than the rest to come.
If beautifully lived and engaged, a full and purpose-filled life represents the finest of opportunities.
Nowhere but in our community has the genius, creativity, and the art of making our life come fully alive convened.
Our life, cradle of all possibility, certainly can be known as a cradle of the art of making a purpose-filled life, as well.”
The passion in which Auguste Escoffier described gelato sets an example of the passion in which we should describe our life.
Passion comes to our life through:
- Context and envisioning
- Responsibility and effort
- Place and opportunity
Our life is an art. So, grab some gelato and start living with a passion to survive the ages!
How would you describe passion in life?