The world is a perfect place, created by a perfect creator whose imagination is still unfolding.
Each bit of creation from the perfect creator is also perfect, both a piece in itself and also part of a whole.
Into that cascading fountain of awesomeness appeared things like corn and Cuba and artists like Brito and Billiards players like my father, each worthy of a story of their own.
This particular story is about a professor and her magical Laughing Yoga Frog.
When God imagined this particular professor she decided to place her with happy people who would let her learn how to fall in love with reading and stories and breakfast foods and generosity and the beach and Cuba.
Much much further down the list in things that God created this professor to take delight in was “cooking” and other “kitchen” things.
One day while waiting in the giftshop of Cracker Barrel the professor passed a long line of garden decoration frogs.
The first frog was fat and lumpy and awkward.
The next frog was sneaky looking.
The third frog was love at first sight.