What Saturday Brought

Saturday brought….a gathering of my kids, more pesto production, a celebration of a century (my DIL’s mom’s 50th birthday Sunday and my upcoming 50th birthday), fresh apple cider, a build your own burrito feast, many hugs, kind words, smiles and good wishes.  It brought a huge surprise!  I walked into the kitchen and my oldest sister (and surrogate mom) from Chicago was waiting to give me a hug.  I loved to have her enter my world, meet my friends, love my people.  Her birthday was yesterday. 

Saturday also brought a PaperBackSwap book in the mail, The Philosopher in the Kitchen by Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, and, with it, this quote.  It provided a hearty laugh.  I give it to you with apologies to my thin readers.

But for women it [thinness] is a frightful misfortune;
for to them beauty is more than life itself,
and beauty consists above all in roundness of form
and gracefully curving lines. 

 


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10 thoughts on “What Saturday Brought

  1. Pretty green basil leaves contrasted by brown wooden salad bowl makes for the beginnings of an interesting still life.  I was encouraging DD#2 to compose an autobiographical still life for her senior art show.  Somehow it was easier for me to make selections for hers over mine.
    Celebrate.all.week 🙂
    Blessings fm GA,I am Dana, a round and curvy friend

  2. Happy almost Birthday!  I love the basil in the bowl as well. Love from one whose “roundness of form and gracefully curving lines” is getting rounder and rounder all the time. M in SC

  3. Happy upcoming bd! i once insulted a friend by calling them thin–i’ve had a certain “roundness of form” for years, and in fact my college roomie and i decided to become “frail” and ate dates for dinner and had the most uncomfortable evening–i never got frail, and i apologized to my thin friend and told her it had been my Life’s Dream to be able to be called thin!

  4. What fun to have Dorothy to celebrate with!!!  I am so glad for you 🙂  So if thin people have misfortune, does that mean the rest of us should consider ourselves fortunate?!?  HALLELUJAH!!!  I knew this day would come…..P.S. Watch for a bday pkg. in the mail 🙂

  5. Looking forward to learning the actual day so I can fully celebrate you, Carol.Between you and Donna, it’s the big week, isn’t it?We have a huge basil bush to make into pesto…can’t wait to taste it.  YUM.Much love,Di

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