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It might seem absurd that a two-page story about eating peas would make a grown man cry, but the M.F.K. Fisher excerpt on the May 2010 Dog-Eared Page did just that.
Though Fisher doesn’t say so explicitly, it’s clear that the joy and intensity of her experience were made possible by the fact that the meal was shared with “most of the people in the world” whom she loved. The taste of the peas, savored by a dozen or so people in harmony, was no doubt amplified by the communality of the experience. How sweet they must have been. What a glimpse of heaven.