Apparently being inside the belly of a whale includes a certain amount of paralysis, at least that is my excuse for having gone so long without writing.
I am finishing off my lunch of split pea soup with croutons, peaches, and milk. The home made croutons make this meal special. If you have a can of soup and are lucky enough to also have a slice a bread, a little oil, and some kind of seasoning, you have the makings of a delicious comfort food. It takes less than 5 minutes to dice up the bread, heat the oil and seasoning in a pan, and toss the bread cubes around in the oil until they are nicely toasted. I like to add them to my soup little by little as I progress through the meal.
As I was preparing my lunch, I was thinking what a true feast this would be for many many hungry people. I can remember times when it would have brought tears of gratitude to my own eyes back in those times when I could not seem to keep myself on safe secure ground. The truth of the matter is that it does not take much to slip into those marginal ditches.