Monday, October 3, 2011

Packing Tape

This weekend Anna made a pot of magic soup. This has happened to us at least once before -where a pot of food will somehow feed a multitude, despite looking like a modest amount of food.

The first time this happened was when we were living in Italy and a group of honest-to-goodness pilgrims wandered into the village (there is a pilgrimage trail in the mountains nearby) There were three of them and they were hungry and tired and a little bit lost. Anna happened to be working in the garden at the time and she offered to give them a little something to eat. What started as an offer of snacks sort of blossomed into a full dinner as other friends and neighbors wandered to the table. There were songs and food and wine and stories and everyone ate well from a pot of pasta that Anna had sworn was only supposed to be enough for our little family. We called it the miracle of the pasta.

This weekend’s magic soup was perhaps not quite so dramatic, but nevertheless we were visited by lots of friends over the chilly rainy weekend and the soup pot was somehow never exhausted.


Gaelen Mibeck said...

Cool story, reminds me of "Stone Soup". :)

Jill said...

Wow, Ben, you married Strega Nona!

SAC said...

Only prettier.

Ben Hatke said...

Ho ho! I was going to say something along those lines.

The magic soup pot fed one more visiting mother and daughter today and now I think the contents have finally vanished.

Tim said...

Your journal drawing is also a lesson on why you never see anyone trying to juggle packing tape.

Shaylynn said...

Packing tape is evil. I remember something eerily similar like this happening to my toddler brother when we were moving... :D

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