the toast

You’re sitting with your people, eating you’re enjoying food. You’re enjoying the laughter, you’re enjoying the smiles. Maybe you’re not enjoying the smiles, maybe the smile’s are making you angry, but you’re there; you’re there with your people. Then, there’s a toast, a toast to someone who is not there.

its interests me how sometimes the best part of a meal with people is when you are not eating.

I hope to also interest you, with what interests me, so that, we may be interested.

I toast this first toast to you.



”If what the philosophers say be true,—that all men’s actions proceed from one source; that as they assent from a persuasion that a thing is so, and dissent from a persuasion that it is not, and suspend their judgment from a persuasion that it is uncertain,—so likewise they seek a thing from a persuasion that it is for their advantage.”