“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open.”
Poet Muriel Rukeyser

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Another perspective on "The Help"

For another perspective other than mine: go here...it will be worth your time.

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Twenty Six

Yesterday my husband I celebrated our twenty sixth wedding anniversary. Traditionally on our anniversary we go to a movie and then later dinner in a nice restaurant. Tentatively we had planned to see The Help, but I changed my mind, in part because of the various perspectives critical of the movie. It's given me a lot to think about, but issues around "-isms" always do. Anyway, instead of a movie we went out to lunch, to the local Panera Cares. This is one of a couple of Panera's around the country that uses day-old food from other nearby Panera's, with only a suggested donation, for the coat. The intent is that those who can't afford to pay full price can pay what they are able while others may pay more (like we did) than the retail price. The food is always good, and the place was busy! Afterward ww walked our dogs, one of our favorite activities.

We decided to stay home for dinner, mostly because we haven't found a favorite restaurant, yet. Usually we find a local place that is our "go to" place for breakfast and another place for special dinners out.....but so far none of the places we've gone to have become that. So we stayed home. But we still had a great meal. We bought lobster tail and filet mignon and grilled them with a little olive oil and garlic over mesquite wood chips. We also grilled portobello mushroom caps, and had a side of fresh corn off the cob with steamed green bean from our garden. Dessert was homemade fresh peach oatmeal bars with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

All in all a good day.

The way we spent this anniversary is typical of how we have lived these twenty six years, with simple ordinary pleasures, doing what we can to be attentive to the world around us, and a little indulgence in a homemade meal.

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