Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cookpot Quote of the Week: Poem, Perhaps the World Ends Here

Perhaps the World Ends Here
Joy Harjo

The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat to live.

The gifts of earth are brought and prepared, set on the table. So it has been since creation, and it will go on.

We chase chickens or dogs away from it. Babies teethe at the corners. They scrape their knees under it.

It is here that children are given instructions on what it means to be human. We make men at it, we make women.

At this table we gossip, recall enemies and the ghosts of lovers.

Our dreams drink coffee with us as they put their arms around our children. They laugh with us at our poor falling-down selves and as we put ourselves back together once again at the table.

This table has been a house in the rain, an umbrella in the sun.

Wars have begun and ended at this table. It is a place to hide in the shadow of terror. A place to celebrate the terrible victory.

We have given birth on this table, and have prepared our parents for burial here.

At this table we sing with joy, with sorrow. We pray of suffering and remorse. We give thanks.

Perhaps the world will end at the kitchen table, while we are laughing and crying, eating of the last sweet bite.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cookpot quote of the week: On Champagne

My only regret in life is that I did not drink more champagne.
- John Maynard Keynes

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Cookpot Quote of the Week: On Edible

Edible, adj.:  Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.
-Ambrose Bierce, the Devil's Dictionary

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cookpot Quote of the Week: On Pie

“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” 

― David MametBoston Marriage