Saturday, February 19, 2005

Thought for Food

Somehow in rural Southern culture, food is always the first thought of neighbors when there is trouble ... "Here I brought you some fresh eggs for breakfast. And here's a cake and some potato salad." It means "I love you. And I am sorry for what you are going through and I will share as much of the burden as I can." And maybe potato salad is a better way of saying it.
Will D. Campbell, Brother to a Dragonfly (quoted in A Gracious Plenty)

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