Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Eat Cake

photo by Sweet Tooth Fairy

"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 else who is pressing a fork into the first tender layer looks at that person who declined the cake and they all think, That person is better than I am. That person has discipline. But that person 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 cake everyday 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 day of your life

Jeanne Ray "Eat Cake"

photo by The Chocolate

Thanks for the bakery stop on our little dinner date last night, honey. That slice of cake gave me the sugar sweats.
Worry not, the Diet Coke kept me focused. I finished the whole slice.

And thanks to authors like Jeanne Ray, who so eloquently express what my sugary obsessed brain can't seem to say, and makes loving the cake a matter of virtue.


Kristina P. said...

I have a sweet tooth like you wouldn't believe!

Jillybean said...

I bet my tooth is sweeter than Kristina's.

That chocolate cake looks divine!
(cake is always OK as long as you wash it down with a Diet Coke....right?)

ramsam said...

Ladies with a sweet tooth! No wonder we are friends!

MosaicMagpie said...

I am so hungry right now!!!

CarrieAnn said...

Oh, this makes me feel guilty for butchering dad's birthday cupcakes this weekend....

Calvin said...

Does it mean I go to facebook too often if I just tried to click the "like" button?