Zest...not just for lemon poppyseed cake

Zest. Gusto. How rarely one hears these words used. How rarely do we see people living, or for that matter, creating by them. Yet if I were asked to name the most important items in a writer’s make-up, the things that shape his material and rush him along the road to where he wants to go, I could only warn him to look to his zest, see to his gusto.
Ray Bradbury

I don't really know what zest means, except for the tiny shavings of lemon peel I add to a lemon poppyseed cake. Zest and gusto seem like such masculine words and maybe a little old fashioned, my favorite writing words as you might know are passion and persistence. With persistence, in my eyes, being the most important. If I don't blog by 8 a.m. I seem to have lost my zest for writing a post. That said, take today to watch the Super Bowl and maybe at half time whip up a lemon poppyseed cake. Or not. Happy Sunday.

Lemon Poppyseed Cake

The Writing Nag

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