#Reverb15 – Day 9: Secret Ingredients

As you may have gathered, the theme of this year’s Reverb reflective writing challenge is Alchemy. This was my word for 2015 but it has been so rich and evocative that I may just keep it for life.

Just the idea of alchemy makes me curious.

Like, what if you had to give someone a recipe for how to make a YOU?

What major ingredients are required? What method do you recommend?

How would your je ne sais quoi be recreated?


Recipe for Tracy

In a large bowl, sift one handful of each of the following:


2 cups strong coffee
1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
¼ cup pickles diced
½ cup effervescence
½ teaspoon impatience

Stir well and add:
Dash of silliness
Pinch of  trouble

Mix and pour into a tarnished and flawed baking pan.

Sprinkle with giggles.

Bake  on low heat with a whole lot of love and patience and even though it will never be completely done, it will be a one of a kind creation. 😉


Reverb is a yearly writing challenge that takes place in December. Being the end of the year, it is the perfect time to reflect and think about all that we hold dear to us and to let go of those things that are weighing us down or holding us back. I hope you’ll join us as we share in this wonderful yearly ritual that has become so dear to so many – especially me.

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