Gratitude is the wine of the soul. Go on. Get drunk.

When creating a new Kitchen Wand, I like to use material sourced from different perspectives, ones I haven’t used before that share a similar message. Sometimes it is a direct quote and other times I will play with concepts so that food and a sense of taking personal action can be included when the spoons are charmed with the fire of the laser.

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was a 13th century Persian, a dervish, a Sufi mystic who expressed his love of the divine through poetry. Nine hundred years later, he is also the best selling poet in America.

Rumi’s quote was a perfect starting point as he often used wine as a metaphor for spiritual enlightenment.

The tipsy wineglass image, where the wine is also a heart, seemed a lovely bit of whimsy to add to a message that is in every My Kitchen Wand recipe, “find your gratitude and share it with your community”.