Cafe Bat

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Cakes have gotten a bad rap. People equate virtue with turning down dessert. There is always one person at the table who holds up her hand when I serve the cake. No, really, I couldn’t she says, and then gives her flat stomach a conspiratorial little pat. Everyone who is pressing a fork into that first tender layer looks at the person who declined the plate, and they all think, That person is better than I am. That person has discipline. But that isn’t a person with discipline; that is a person who has completely lost touch with joy. A slice of cake never made anybody fat. You don’t eat the whole cake. You don’t eat a cake every day of your life. You take the cake when it is offered because the cake is delicious. You have a slice of cake and what it reminds you of is someplace that’s safe, uncomplicated, without stress. A cake is a party, a birthday, a wedding. A cake is what’s served on the happiest days of your life. This is a story of how my life was saved by cake, so, of course, if sides are to be taken, I will always take the side of cake.
Jeanne Ray  (via katykelley)

(Source: the-healing-nest, via hilker)

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yellowbearsdontstop:

Every day that I walk the boys, I pass this woman walking up 92nd, which is a steep hill of a street. 

It’s clear she labors, but nothing deters her—not even the weather. 

This morning I stopped her and told her that she inspires me. She said thank you. I said that on days when I don’t know if I have the energy to get up and go, I think of her walking up this hill with her cane. This seemed to make her perk up and she replied, “Even every day in the snow!”

yellowbearsdontstop:

Every day that I walk the boys, I pass this woman walking up 92nd, which is a steep hill of a street.

It’s clear she labors, but nothing deters her—not even the weather.

This morning I stopped her and told her that she inspires me. She said thank you. I said that on days when I don’t know if I have the energy to get up and go, I think of her walking up this hill with her cane. This seemed to make her perk up and she replied, “Even every day in the snow!”