A series of anecdotes with or without any connection to the running of a restaurant.

Monday, April 16, 2007


Life is all about temptations. Green grass, dreams, ambition, aspirations, etc...
And why not? If you are not happy with your lot, is it really your fault?
The only thing that is real is what your heart tells you. No one can fight that.
Everything else is fantasy.

It is funny because in my business I see very sad people coming and going all the time, and every so often they turn up with new partners, and you will not believe how happy they look, the new sparkle in their eyes, a new kind of rebirth.

My advice to anyone who is sitting on the fence, withering away is:
Follow your Heart or Live to Regret it.

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Blogger la bellina mammina said...

I love this too! (is this for sale too? - they're really lovely!)you're right - live, like there's no tomorrow!

16/4/07 2:23 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...


I couldn't agree more. We all (most of us) wish to not hurt others, but we can't make anyone else happy if we are miserable. And we can't wish ourselves happy. This is not an encouragement to frivolity, but you are NOT a frivolous man. There is a time to recognize that change is a requirement.

I'm really so glad for you!

16/4/07 3:03 PM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

Love the doodle.

You are right, this life is not a rehearsal you only get once chance!

16/4/07 4:20 PM  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

Oh Oh Oh I finally get to use my favorite line..

LIFE is a Garden,

(*runs around the room cheering)

16/4/07 7:08 PM  
Anonymous edvard moonke said...

I have in the past followed my heart AND lived to regret it... water under the bridge.

16/4/07 9:08 PM  
Blogger martin said...

I quite agree stike, while the iron is hot or you will lose the one you love..........

16/4/07 9:17 PM  
Blogger Queenie said...

Is it really that easy? It could be considered selfish to just think of yourself. Someones rebirth could mean the death of another. As I said is it really that easy??????

16/4/07 9:56 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Yep, Moonke says it. I followed my heart once and I'm still cussing.

I love the jungle series Cream.

16/4/07 10:06 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I guess we all have followed our hearts and regreted doing so but... you've gotta do what you've gotta do. HOw else will you know?

16/4/07 10:18 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Pithy and true. Nice one.

I used to read a blog by a guy who was dissatisfied with life and seemingly on the cusp of talking a risk to make the changes necessary. I watched with bated breath. Two years later he's still whingeing/whining on his blog and has let those chances pass him by. So sad.

16/4/07 10:46 PM  
Blogger SpanishGoth said...

Do the happy ones eat more or less than the sad ones? Curious because I would think sad maybe more to compensate but then happy more to stockpile energy for later......

17/4/07 11:56 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

What if my heart likes sitting on the fence?

You are doing very passionate paintings at the moment - are you enjoying them?

17/4/07 1:21 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

I just went here:
it an article about how birds and snakes get along together!

And I've just realised that if you don't follow your heart you are dead very quickly and the heart won't look very pretty either!


17/4/07 1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy people do not eat more, but certainly better.
Ha! Another inspiration, Jean Cocteau! “La belle et la bête ” although it is indeed the garden of Eden!
Un endroit parfait dans lequel
arrivent les justes

17/4/07 2:24 PM  
Blogger Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

I dunno, but I pretty much always followed my heart (and I mean "the heart" and not "the man"). Probably riskier than closing it in some cage, golden or such it may be, but then, who wants to wither away in so-called safety?
(Andrea, have you ever noticed how many people react shocked when you answer "Great, couldn't be better!" at their routine "How are you" question? *g*)

17/4/07 5:06 PM  
Blogger EmmaK said...

Good advice...but I live more by those song lyrics:
'You only live twice. Once for your dreams and once for your life.'
I guess I'm a bit of a coward ;)

17/4/07 7:02 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

may it lead you to great happiness and peace Cream, really.

18/4/07 7:40 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

btw, i always get pop-ups from your blog. not that i'm holding you personally responsible... just wondering if other people do too?

18/4/07 7:42 AM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

Hello Mr Doodle, I tagged you I hope you don't mind? :)

18/4/07 9:43 AM  
Blogger kj said...

i loved this post, cream. you are wise.

i have to say that even when my knees knocked together, i've taken risks and always included my heart in life's major decisions.

it's worked for me.


19/4/07 1:58 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

People are never more vulnerable seeming than when they are eating, especially eating alone. I am wonderfing if that is why it seems you see very sad people coming and going in your restaurants. You may get this and I hope you do but sometimes when I see people all alone eating it makes me cry. It seems like food and drink in a place other than your home should be enjoyed with others and fun and celebratory. I realize some people eat all their meals out and alone and that they don't feel sad about it at all. As people age they seem to regret alot. I know from many friends and family and even myself that you can change your life any time you are ready and in many instances it's just simply making the choice! You always get me to ramble Cream...

22/4/07 1:31 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

I love your rambling, Val.
I am talking of couples who sometimes are sad in their relationships. I do not mind eating alone and I do it quite often. It doesn't bother me. It is just like going to the petrol station and filling up.
But yes, I love being surrounded by friends and family. I feel that most families in the western world have lost that for good.

It is a question of choice you are right, there, Val.

22/4/07 3:58 PM  

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