Thursday, November 26, 2009

Good morning! I just baked two pies--my all time favorite dessert--any kind, any time of year. That's one of the reasons I found TWIN PEAKS so delicious! This morning it was pumpkin, and chocolate cream. 
A very dear friend of mine sent me this thought for Thanksgiving, and I offer it up to you here.

 Happy Thanksgiving to all!


“And it was never but once a year that they were brought together anyway, and that was on the neutral, dereligionized ground of Thanksgiving, when everybody gets to eat the same thing, nobody sneaking off to eat funny stuff—no kugel, no gefilte fish, no bitter herbs, just one colossal turkey for two hundred and fifty million people—one colossal turkey feeds all. A moratorium on funny foods and funny ways and religious exclusivity, a moratorium on the three-thousand-year-old nostalgia of the Jews, a moratorium on Christ and the cross and the crucifixion for the Christians, when everyone in New Jersey and elsewhere can be more passive about their irrationalities than they are the rest of the year.  A moratorium on all the grievances and resentments . . . for everyone in America who is suspicious of everyone else. It is the American pastoral par excellence and it lasts twenty-four hours.”

Philip Roth

1 comment: