Friday, May 2, 2008
The Pleasure of Pleasure
I'm reading Eat. Pray. Love. I just finished the Eat section, which takes place in Italy. In it, Elizabeth Gilbert writes this: "Still, I will say that the same thing which has helped generations of Sicilians hold their dignity has helped me begin to recover mine -- namely, the idea that the appreciation of pleasure can be an anchor of one's humanity." That's nice. And it makes me feel even more pleased that I baked chocolate chip cookies last night. Not only will they complement my tea, they'll anchor my humanity!