by Belinda Munoz on July 29, 2011


A sprinkle of salt smooths digestion
A bite of bitter aids detoxification

Bit of a buzz calms inhibition
A smidge of suspicion hones intuition
A touch of Tapatio heightens perception

What’s to savor with excess sweet?
What is victory without knowing defeat?
Give me the spice rack and
sugar to feast on a life
……………………………. complete.


Do you ever crave salsa?
Would you want to eat nothing but pie?
Isn’t life more full-bodied with all the ups, downs, sides and roundabouts that come with it?
Do we not learn to be thankful for the good by witnessing/experiencing/understanding the existence/reality/dangers of the not-so-good?

For this community and this community.


{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 brian miller July 29, 2011 at 3:42 am

i like a little spice in life…smiles…and bringing out the flavors in the world around….


2 Adrienne July 29, 2011 at 5:11 am

true that – can’t appreciate the sugar if that’s all you’ve got!


3 ayala July 29, 2011 at 7:08 am

I like a little spice as well…and variety …but sweets are my weakness.


4 Kelly July 29, 2011 at 7:30 am

I actually do crave salsa — but only the really good, homemade kind. I eat it at every meal!


5 Belinda July 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm

I know what you mean. Not-so-good salsa is disappointing.


6 Rachelle July 29, 2011 at 9:29 am

love that photo… truly, you have to have the whole spice rack to enjoy the taste of all life offers.


7 Melissa July 29, 2011 at 11:54 am

My husband must be very perceptive. He could live off tapatio.

Good things come in many flavors.


8 Pat Hatt July 29, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Spice in life yes, spice in food no..haha, nope never crave salsa either. Never even had it..haha. Wonderful play off the picture too.


9 Mama Zen July 29, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Gotta have both the sugar and the spice!


10 G-Man July 29, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Yes I Crave it ALL!!!
Welcome come Belinda, we missed you on Fridays.
Sugar and Spice are the Marrow of Life.
Loved your 55 Belinda
You are such a touch of class!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End


11 hedgewitch July 29, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Charming and very true, you’ve added some welcome spice to a bland day.


12 Alice Audrey July 29, 2011 at 4:58 pm

You too? Then bring it all together with curry. Yum.


13 Belinda July 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Mmmm, love curry! Mild, hot, medium, red, green, yellow…bring it on!


14 Brook July 29, 2011 at 10:09 pm

I am a food wimp. But, variety is the spice of life–if not the plate.


15 Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri July 29, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Salsa? A must in my household. Especially the salsa with Thai Chiles. It always livens up things…


16 Sara July 30, 2011 at 7:13 am

I love the balance of sweet and spice!


17 angela July 30, 2011 at 11:00 am

awe…a little folksy medicine, food for thought and a reminder to restock the spice cupboard. Wonderful 55, Belinda ~


18 Madeleine Begun Kane July 31, 2011 at 12:24 am

I’m a not and spicy gal myself. Fun verse!


19 Olivia July 31, 2011 at 7:42 am

Very well said! kudosss

Hugs xox


20 Talon July 31, 2011 at 9:33 am

Spice is good. Can you imagine life without it? Flat, dull and tasteless.

Loved this, Belinda!


21 Marci | Liberating Choices July 31, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Here’s to a full bodied life with lots of flavor!


22 Cathy August 2, 2011 at 9:33 am

Love Tapatio. But Pico Pica is pretty good too. ;-)


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