Elijah shares his pizza

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ELIJAH SHARES WITH GRANDPA

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” – Ruth Reichl

Turn up the volume to hear Elijah, Grandma, and Grandpa

Elijah’s pizza

THE FULL VALUE OF JOY

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” — Mark Twain, Notebook (1935)

Grandpa Gordon, Chaska, MN, celebrating Elijah at Elijah’s house, Dec. 16, 2019.

“Welcome, Stranger”

– Steve Shoemaker, August  27, 2012

Nabokov wrote “The greatest human pleasure is

the memory of anticipation.”  Of course

he was Russian, and their own realized pleasures

were few and far between during his lifetime.  Whose

hopes, dreams, lusts, desires were met most the last

100 years?  Americans with all their wealth

and power?  Hardly, their remote Puritan past

is still strong enough to add guilt to pride and faith…

I would propose the happiest come from the south:

especially those with native, tribal family.

With expectations low and hospitality

ingrained, sharing becomes the honored way of life.

A person, family,  never looks for satiety:

the greatest pleasure is responsibility.