Continuing this month’s meditation theme of sustenance, here is a quote from the great mid-century food writer M.F.K. Fisher on the connection between food and love:
“It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love,
are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others.
So it happens that when I write of hunger,
I am really writing about love and the hunger for it,
and warmth and the love of it and the hunger for it…
and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied…
and it is all one.”
— from the The Art of Eating (1954).