Van has finished reading…Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai

13 May

 

But what is plenty? What is not? Can one tell the difference?

 

Life is never a straight line. Rather, it is peaks and troughs, hills and valleys, fasting and feasting. Where there is feast for one, how often does it mean there is fast for another. How poignant is the final scene. When we’re so used to feasting on what we think we want we have no idea how to react to the offer of what it is that we most need. How many times is a simple act of kindness misunderstood when it’s the act we should recognise, rather than the material it involves.

  This is not a book about food.

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