At first glance, what do you make of these ingredients? Here’s a new visual meditation to explore for your relaxation, writing or art journal.

‘Sweet and salty’, ‘hungry’ … these are a few of the responses people shared when this artwork was featured in our poll recently.

What catches your eye? How do your tastebuds, nose and fingertips respond? What meaning does your mind begin to create?

Artwork is ‘Mound of Butter’, Antoine Vollon, courtesy National Gallery of Art Washington.

If you enjoy responding to WordPress daily prompts, try this meditation as a lead in to lukewarm (a smooth … yet dicey … temperature for butter?).

Thanks for checking in and bringing your compassion and creativity to our world.

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