By Steve Eckelman
I’ve been thinking about enjoying what I enjoy.
Enjoying what I like.
Being happy for no good reason.
I have recently rediscovered my love of cinnamon.
I initially loved it as a child.
Then I forgot about it.
And I have been enjoying it with many things I eat and drink.
Why do I note this?
Because I don’t need to.
I don’t feel a need to tell anyone, a need to join or start a club of cinnamon lovers.
I don’t need to subscribe to Cinnamon Aficionado magazine, not only because it doesn’t exist, but more so because I have found a way to enjoy the taste of cinnamon and ask nothing more of it.
I almost googled ‘cinnamon’ so I could learn more about my new/old love/crush.
I did not.
I don’t need more cinnamon information.
I don’t need cinnamon backup.
I don’t need cinnamon knowledge.
I don’t need cinnamon facts.
I don’t need cinnamon varieties.
I only need cinnamon.
And its taste.
Which is mine, each time I taste it.
- from Sleeping Bees
Steve Eckelman is an Emmy Award-winning producer, writer, and actor. His latest project is the book 'Sleeping Bees: Why Doing Nothing Matters', co-written, available at www.sleepingbees.com.
In 2017 he won an Emmy for Outstanding Historical documentary for 'Tower', currently streaming on Amazon.
Steve has worked on over 20 feature films, including Rushmore, Wedding Crashers, Cars, Marley & Me, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Starsky and Hutch, Office Space, Shanghai Knights, and the Darjeeling Limited.
Steve has BA's in Art History and History from SMU and an MBA from Pepperdine.
He lives in Austin with his shadow dog, a Blue Heeler named River. Follow Steve and River on Instagram @riversteveckelman.