“Food is so primal, so essential a part of our lives, often the mere sharing of recipes with strangers turns them into good friends. That’s why I love this community.”
– Jasmine Heiler, about recipezaar.com
Although Heiler is merely referring to the website recipezaar.com, I think that this applies to real life, too. People sometimes wonder why food can bring enemies closer and create special bonds between people. It’s because of the fact that food is essential to our existence that does this to us. For instance, during Christmastime of WWI, the troops on either side of No Man’s Land decided to come together for that one day and give gifts, exchange food, and have fun together.
The other day, I was reading, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque and I came across this line, “… forgotten time; it is strangely beautiful…” This line especially stood out to me because of the use of the world strangely. The sentence would have made sense had the author written, “forgotten time; it is beautiful” yet the word strangely was inserted.
Although I sort of took the phrase out of context since the sentence reads, “the riders in their steel helmets resemble knights of a forgotten time; it is strangely beautiful and arresting,” the phrase itself is truly profound. If you were to eliminate all the excess words and focus on “forgotten time; it is strangely beautiful” you are left with a truly interesting phrase. It is simple, yet complicated all at the same time. “Forgotten time”… what can this possible pertain to??
To me, it makes me think of…
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