That Tasted Good
A couple of weeks ago I went to this pot luck party and I ate something that was particularly delicious. I didn’t actually find the person who made it and ask them for the recipe because I overheard them explaining the recipe to somebody else. At the time I thought I would remember it well enough to reproduce the recipe on my own at a later date.
When that later date came and I tried to reproduce this recipe on my own I was absolutely clueless. So I started looking online for recipes but the problem was I couldn’t remember exactly what it was called or what was and I just kind of remember how it tasted. I couldn’t figure out how to search for recipes on the Internet based on how I remembered how they tasted.
I decided I needed to talk to somebody somebody that was familiar with recipes and cooking, maybe ask them what kind of recipe book I might find this recipe in. The only person that I could think of was a person that worked at the library.
Librarians Like Books
People that work at the library tended like books and they tend to have an idea of what is inside those books. So I figured I’d go down to the library and hopefully one of the librarians would know a little bit about cooking and be able to tell me where I might find that recipe book which would hopefully be in that same library.
Except when I got to the library I noticed there was some kind of an event happening. There was a woman getting ready to read a story to a bunch of children. It was clear that the woman was some kind of a professional.
She was dressed up in this outfit. She was older middle-age and she was dressed as a good witch or a good wizard and the kids were excited. There were a lot of parents kind of standing around the outside and to her right as she was getting ready to read the story was a table and on the table were many many other books that I guess she had written.
I figured out after a couple minutes that she was there to read from one of her books and then sell a lot of her books. So I kind of stood there and I waited for her to start.
Once upon a time there was this kingdom that was in a state of disrepair. It had been falling apart for a few generations and as this story begins all the separate villages were all kind of figuring out how to get away from this area.
One of the problems of this collapsing kingdom was that it was next to a forest. In the past couple of years these demons started to come out of the forest and take people from the kingdom.
Time To Get Out Of Dodge
All of the villagers around the outside of this collapsing kingdom needed to get out of the physical location. The story is about one of the villages, the small collection of families and how they decided to flee.
They found a boat that was large enough to take all of them. They went across the sea for several days. They were almost about out of food and water when they saw land. They landed on the land and the first thing they did was be very very careful to check and make sure that there was no other people in this land.
If they were invading someone else’s territory it would make sense that these people want to kill the invaders and so they didn’t want to be killed. They sat and they waited and they were patient and they slowly explored.
This Place Looks Good
Over the next few days they found a lot of very fertile soil that hadn’t ever been used and so this was their first clue that they were the first people on this land. There was also a lot of naturally growing fruit trees so they could actually get food right away without having to plant and wait. So far they were feeling very very good about their new home.
On the fifth or the sixth day they were still on the beach camped out near their boat in case they had to make a quick retreat and they saw this figure walking towards them from far away. They were nervous. They were scared. They were afraid this figure was going to tell them to leave or maybe tell them that they’re going to be killed and eaten or something.
The closer this figure got the more they realized it was a woman wearing these very long very flowing robes. When she got close enough they realized it wasn’t actually woman it was some kind of a spirit.
I Run This Joint
The spirit said I am the spirit of these lands. You are the first humans to come to these lands which means it’s up to you how to build these lands. So I will tell you the basic rules once and then you will never see me again. I know the place you have come from is in disrepair. It’s collapsing. The demons of the forest are consuming men as we speak now.
They were a little startled to know that the spirit woman knew exactly about their back history. She continued and said if you treat this land with kindness and respect and gratitude this land will treat you with kindness and respect and gratitude.
If you treat this land with selfishness with evilness and despicability this land will treat you with selfishness and evil and despicability. That is all I’m going to tell you. Whatever you put into this land that is exactly what you will get back. The rule of nature is there are demons that are in the far hills that are waiting for you. But the demons cannot attack you until you first attack yourself.
Demons Always Want Your Soul
The demons would love to consume your souls but they cannot consume your souls until you first start to do evil deeds towards each other. That is why the demons of the forest of your old Kingdom finally came out and started to consume the souls of men. With that last one she left and she turned around and kind of floated off across the water.
That was the end of that story. The lady finished and she stood up and all the kids came up and they wanted to ask her questions and talk to her. She was dressed up very much like that character in the story and so they kind of thought that she was the same character since they were very young children.
After that she was finished and adults came over and started buying the books. I went and kind of leafed through a couple of the books and it turned out that not only is this woman a very skilled storyteller but she’s also a marketing genius.
Self Contained Serial Genius
Each one of these stories is kind of a self-contained story, but it’s also a very very compelling serial drama. The one story that she read was part of a series of about 25 separate books. They’re written carefully so that the end of each story you very much want to find out what happens in the next story. Very much like all of the binge shows they make on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
The story is written by her. The artwork is done by somebody else, but the artwork was very very impressive. The artwork reminded me of some of the really cool stuff you’ll find on Devianart.com. This woman spent a lot of time creating this very valuable product. I didn’t take a lot of time to read to the stories, but they seemed to be based on kind of basic Western mythology. Fairies and demons and good guys and bad guys.
I finally found a librarian and I talked to her about the recipe that I was looking for. It turns out that my memory is not nearly as good as I thought it was when it comes to articulating what I ate two weeks ago.
My Eating Memory Sucks
She gave me a couple of pointers and helped me look for a couple of recipe books. We looked through the recipe books but I couldn’t really find one that sounded right.
I guess I just decided to go home and start from scratch. When I cook from scratch it’s kind of like doing a chemistry experiment that you have to eat at the end and hope that it doesn’t kill you.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.