"It seems to me that our three basic needs for food, security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and the 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."
M.F.K. Fisher - The Gastronomical Me (1943)
I love to read about MFK's life experiences, and the food that weaves through her writings. The paragraph above made me teary when I first read it, because it is so true for every single person that walks this earth. Because she lived through both the World Wars, her life experiences made these words not merely a metaphor, but the literal truth as well.
I have this book on my nightstand, with this particular page turned down, so I read it often to inspire me, inspire me, inspire me to keep my love for everyone warm and rich with every piece of pie that goes out my door!