Dancing outside my comfort zone

Today’s Prompt: Who’s the most interesting person (or people) you’ve met this year?
Today’s twist: Turn your post into a character study.

This one was tough, because I have been inspired by so many people in the last year, but I finally settled on one. I know, if she reads this, she’ll recognize herself.

She focuses intently on her task, but even so, a stray strand of hair falling in her eyes distracts her.Hobbit cake She tries blowing the hair out of the way, reminding me how years ago, we read Winnie the Pooh together. He got his arms stuck and tried blowing a fly off of his nose in much the same way she tried to move the errant hair.

With a small sigh, she brushes the hair back with her wrist, leaving a streak of green frosting on her cheek. She holds the pastry bag confidently as she lays another strip of green on top of the cake she’s decorating as the grassy field which overgrows the Hobbit hole comes together under her careful ministrations.

Is this the same small child who brought me a microwaved grill cheese sandwich one Mother’s Day because she was not yet old enough to use the stove by herself? How quickly she progressed from Snickerdoodles to converting recipes to gluten free without the yak factor.

As she fits the chocolate door into the front of the cake, her eyes rove her creation for imperfections. To anyone else, it is an amazing job, but she’s her own worst critic, yet she still worries about pleasing other people.

I’ve kept this one short and sweet rather than exploring too many facets of her personality. Sometimes, less really is better.

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