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Object of Denial

Object of denial during this time of year a temptation too hard to resist delicious lemon-chocolate cake and butter-pecan ice cream.

Object of denial during this time of year a temptation too hard to resist rich, delicious, lemon-chocolate cake combined with some creamy butter-pecan ice cream.

Object of denial during this time of year,  sometimes rich, dark, delicious, chocolate cake covered with tangy lemon butter-cream icing and lemon custard cream center combined with some creamy butter-pecan ice cream is temptation just too hard to resist.

Presently, Jewish members of our multicultural, politically imposed secular society are celebrating Passover while Christians Easter, yet both religions require some fasting and denial in preparation to their holy day, at least for a brief time, stuff most of us like and enjoy eating and drinking.

Perhaps, another good reason to abstain from enjoying our cake and ice cream may involve your diet maybe, you are trying to lose or maintain a certain weight to remain healthy.

Then again, it may be that you don’t like cake or ice cream or the type and flavors depicted and prefer eating fruit or even beet borscht soup because high calorie desserts are something you abhor or are not accustomed due to your background.

Denial is very important for our spiritual well-being because we are after all, mortal and everything ends in a very short time although this is hard to believe especially if our circumstances are better than everybody else around us never-the-less,  we must be mindful everything is truly only temporary.

I have selected a number of quotes about denial that you may like:

Psalm 141:3
“Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.”

Proverbs 25:16
“Have you found honey? Eat only what you need, That you not have it in excess and vomit it.”

Romans 8:12-13
“So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh– for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”

Matthew 19:21
Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”DENIAL”.

Quebec Nation Mourns

Quebec nation mourns legend Jacques Parizeau.

Quebec nation mourns Jacques Parizeau, determined architect and builder of modern Quebec.

Today, the Quebec nation mourns one of its legends perhaps, determined main architect and builder of modern Quebec, Jacques Parizeau who died last night after a long battle with illness.

MONTREAL – Tributes poured in today regarding the passing of ex-Quebec premier Jacques Parizeau with quotes like “a giant has passed away”, “a man of talent who was respected and passionate”, “one of the great builders of the modern Quebec”, “the last of the premiers”, “Quebec is in mourning. A great statesman has left us”, “Immense pain tonight. The man of my life is gone”, and “My grandfather was an incredible man”. Most including those who knew him however, just like PM Steven Harper, expressed their sympathies to the Parizeau family.

A rich man’s son, he took to dressing like a London City banker and cultivated a British accent having once studied in London at the famed London School of Economics although he also dabbled with extreme socialism briefly as a member of the local Communist Party.

Experimentation and later some serious gambling were not uncommon for Parizeau who although he shared his party’s socialist persuasions was ‘pure laine‘ bourgeois in his lineage. He was very proud of it and even boasted that he was born to the “bourgeoisie international.”

The man loved to use that very quaint British expression “By jove!” when excited like when he felt he had the upper hand.

One of those was during the Referendum when his side was on the cusp of winning it. He was very clever and a great strategist however, his main flaw was his tongue lubricated with a bit of expensive wine.

During a diplomatic reception Parizeau bragged about his superior referendum strategy likening it to a lobster trap that invites the local lobsters(unsuspecting Quebec voters) making it very easy to enter but impossible to leave or escape. Voters were to be tempted by words of some sort of Canadian partnership if they voted yes while in reality there was no such mechanism ready for that. It ensured being stuck with the unknown, dreaded, consequences of separation that Quebecers feared.

The photo shows the respect us local lobsters have for dear Jacques on his passing.