The other day I was doing a little light spring cleaning in my kitchen, which typically entails throwing away some five-year-old- stale, half eaten packets of chocolate graham crackers and a few cans of expired soup (circa 2006).* I was busily cleaning out a drawer when I came across a loose piece of scratch paper. "What's this?", I thought.
So I flipped it over and on the back side I'd written:
"A Two-Pronged Approach to the Afghan People.
By night our missiles rain on them,
By day we drop them bread.
They should be grateful for the food--
Unless, of course, they're dead.
-Calvin Trillin, Oct. 29, 2001."
What that was doing in my cereal and paper plate drawer,** I have no idea. And it made me sad to read it. But it did put me in the mood for some Calvin Trillin, so even though I found cleaning about as nonfulfilling as ever, I did get a little something out of it this time. Have a great weekend, all.
*I know, it is a sin to waste food. Part of the kitchen-cleaning plan is to now be smarter about how I buy food.
**Don't ask. I have no home organizational skills whatsoever. Somehow I manage to get meals made and dishes washed (sans dishwasher), so the system seems to be working, and I'm not going to fuss with it now.