I was talking to one of my favorite bloggers the other day. She lives on an Avenue or a Boulivard where there are a lot of Robins or Bluebirds. Anyway, it must make her happy; she is always so bouyant about life.
We were discussing authors and longshoremen and other semi-serious stuff. I have no idea why I messaged her the following – - - but I did. Maybe Christmas was on my mind; I really don’t know. But that is the way my mind works – - – slips a gear once in a while.
“Now back to the main questions of life. What is life?
Life is the consumption of those little stashes of mashed potatoes blended with cheddar cheese.
All wrapped up in those half-moons of dough – - - lathered with onions sauteed in butter.
PEROHI! PEROJI! or PEROGI!
How could life be any deeper than Perohi?
And the Christmas dinner starts with a soup made of sauerkraut, dried mushrooms (papinki), and split peas or lentils.
Then the mother circles the table with a plate of pieces of bread - – - with honey on top. She gives each member of the family a piece and wishes them the best of health and a good future. They wish her back.
She means it. They mean it.
And then the tureen of PEROHI appears – - – magically. And the family is bound together.
It is so simple and so silly.
However, anyone at the table who is in need, emotionally or financially or physically, is now bound together – - – forever owing to each other – - – to death.
And they all drink – - – and make silly comments – - – and elbow each other – - – trying to make light of mother’s wishes – - – but they all know, it is forever.
Where have we diverted? Why are we so alone these days?
But enough of silliness.
We need a 28th amendment to the constitution:
‘28TH AMMENDMENT: All families shall keep 2 cartons of frozen perohi in their freezers in case of anarchy, invasion or insurrection.’
Why not? Just take a look at the silliness of the 27th amendment:
27th AMENDMENT: Prevents laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until the beginning of the next session of Congress.
Oh well, how silly politics are anyway.
Life – - -? Not so much.”