Flying Sweet Potatoes!


Like most of us, I’ve been keeping to a pretty intense schedule of work for what seems a long time now. For the past several days, I’ve been waking up at my usual 5:00 am and then, without actually deciding to do so, going back to sleep and having some very colorful, interesting dreams.

This morning’s made me laugh out loud when I woke up, so thought I’d share…

My husband, Mike, and I and another friend were going to the Circus. At the door, I realized I didn’t have my ticket – that it was at home in another purse. After a little discussion, we decided I shouldn’t waste the $40 ticket (expensive circus!) – that I would go home and get it and come in late. I left feeling pretty disgruntled with myself!

I couldn’t remember where we parked the car and wandered around, getting increasingly frustrated and irritated with myself. 

Then, it was suddenly all OK because I had a bowl of magic curried sweet potatoes and if I held it out in front of me, I could float above the ground and it was great fun. I got lost looking for the car, but I was having a great time flying with my sweet potatoes! 

Then I encountered a friend and ended up going with them to a bar that had some great live jazz. By now, I was sure the Circus was at least half over, so I decided to just stay and listen. Just before I woke up, I was taking my phone into the bathroom where it was quiet so I could call Mike and let him know!    🙂

Now, I’ve no doubt that someone well-versed in dream interpretation might find something symbolic in all that, but to me, the message is quite clear.

There is wonder, magic and fun in every moment – don’t miss out on it by taking myself, my work, my life or my mistakes too seriously!

AND – although she can’t guarantee their flying ability, a friend just sent me her recipe for Curried Sweet Potatoes! I’ve had them and they are delicious – even with both feet on the ground! Wanna give them a go?  Here tis!

2 to 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into one inch chunks

1 medium sweet onion, diced

½ c. chopped red, yellow or orange peppers

1-2 Tbsp olive oil

Salt, pepper to taste

curry powder  1/2 to 1 tsp, to taste

Preheat oven to 375.  In small bowl, mix salt, pepper and curry powder. Toss veggies with olive oil and spices. Line a cookie sheet with foil and arrange veggies in single layer. Roast 30 minutes, turn them over and roast another 20-30 minutes. Enjoy hot or room temp.

Have a magical day, my friends!     sweetpots

With Love and Laughter,     Gayle

About Gayle Harper

Travel Photographer and Writer
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4 Responses to Flying Sweet Potatoes!

  1. Marilyn Freyer says:

    Only Gayle would have such a dream and only Gayle would be willing to share. Sounds like you had fun. Dream on.

  2. Kay Myers says:

    I love crazy mixed up fun dreams and especially ones that involve food. My recurrent dream is always in a bakery, however, where I am stressing out over which Danish to choose. Will look forward to trying the sweet potatoes, however. And you’re better off avoiding the circus anyway since when you get in there they continually try to get you to buy overpriced toys!

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