DP Daily Prompt: Red Pill, Blue Pill Post by Ranu

Cooking Mama: World Kitchen

Cooking Mama: World Kitchen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today’s Daily Prompt brings back nostalgic memories of my aunt. She and I got along well,we spent hours talking about this and that. Poor thing she was the one who was in the kitchen cooking all day,with minimum hired help.I remember, we had just finished eating lunch,my aunt Bela was back in the kitchen preparing supper. I sat on the doorstep of the kitchen,watching her.She looked tired that day, she had a very tired smile. I wasn’t old enough to help her,and didn’t understand her pain.I was there to use my ‘gift of gab’. Suddenly she looked at me and said, “Ranu wouldn’t it be wonderful,if someone invented a pill which would replace food,and we’d be satisfied,it’d mean no cooking,no washing dishes,what do you think?” What did I think my brain could not fathom,that a pill can actually take the place of food. I smiled and said nothing. Either way it made no difference to me,this thing aunt Bela dished out to me was way beyond my comprehension.

Today after such a long time,I face the same question.It is slightly different but the thought is the same,a pill replacing cooking and cleaning,would I take the pill with all the nutrition stuffed in it,only it would look like a normal pill. Whether it is red or blue who cares. I know this is the twenty-first century, the world has made huge strides in technology. But can they invent a pill that can be a substitute for food. If for instance they do discover this extraordinary pill that single-handedly takes care of all our woes of cooking and cleaning. It looks good on paper. ‘Nay’,I will not go for it. I’d rather prefer my labor of cooking than have a pill. I’ll miss so many tasty food,the act of eating crunchy chips,chewing those juicy hamburgers, eating those fabulous cheese cakes. the flavor the taste of food,I’ll miss if I opt for a pill .I think about it this way, I will miss chewing and exercising my jaws.

There is too much to lose and not much to gain. Cooking is fun and relaxing. Then there is the question of inviting friends and families,what am I going to serve for dinner , “A Blue Pill”? No it looks and sounds grim from start to finish. So I say no to this amazing pill.

24 thoughts on “DP Daily Prompt: Red Pill, Blue Pill Post by Ranu

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post.

    Thank God for you, your aunt, and all others who toil to provide for others. May we give fitting thanks for all of them, and not take them for granted.

    All good wishes,


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  6. Dear Chaman,

    Wonderful post as usual! I love it how you share your childhood memories with us and those special moments you have shared with your loved ones 🙂

    I think I would say no to the blue pill as well haha! It is absolutely lovely to cook for family and friends and I must say I actually love cleaning haha, it is my way of relaxing! Though, of course at times it is a bit overwhelming, but that’s all part of it.

    I agree with Robert, we must thank all those wonderful mothers and aunties, who have always made so much effort for us! Their lives revolves around making our lives easier and comfortable! To make food with much love, all in pursuit of keeping their family happy and healthy! And at the same time providing us with a lovely and peaceful environment, which we can call our home! May Allah swt bless all our elders (mothers, aunts and even our fathers 🙂 ) Insha’Allah Ameen.

    Much love,

    • Thank you Shaidi, you have such a gift for making anyone who comes into contact with you feel good.
      This morning I was wondering what will the subject be for Daily Prompt today,when I read red pill,blue pill, I did not know what it will be
      about, when I read her explanation,I said to myself isn’t it wonderful, after such a long time I get the
      opportunity of writing what my aunt had said.I felt so good writing about it, every day I sat with my aunt
      and talked about different things,I was only a child then.I remember when she said couldn’t they invent a pill,
      So I don’t have to cook every day?
      Best wishes to you.

      • Dear Chaman,

        I am deeply humbled by your kind words. It is all His grace and it is the ‘eyes of the heart’ that sees beauty in all. So thank you!

        I can imagine that it must be wonderful to remember those days with your aunt! Btw, it is a nice idea to write about the prompt topic of the day, I thought it was something you came up with, but I am assuming that you joined a group (forgive me if I am wrong)? That’s wonderful!

        Much love and best wishes,

      • You can join it too. WordPress does it for any members who want some ideas,when I got the email,I joined.I thought this way,
        I’ll be forced to write.There are some I write only a brief post,some are interesting,it gives me an opportunity to write about my experience.
        I’m sure if you send an email showing your interest to join they’ll send you the daily prompt.
        I hope I have answered your question.
        All the best to you.

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