it's easy to settle; to eat/wear/use/live the things that are easy or available or have always been; to fall into a life, unquestioningly, not even knowing i suffer a little with every meal, every shirt whose neck falls forward fifty times a day, every useless convention. we need such compromises with reality, and there is even beauty in that, that we can learn to love what we didn't ask for.
but then there is this elephant-shaped grilled cheese sandwich (grilled tomatoes and cornichons too). tool and meal both well made. uncompromisingly tasty for tongue, eyes, and heart. a meal that gave two 30-somethings a smiling and glowing sunday afternoon. and the realization that lives could be, should be, a string of such things, that we should look to their possibilities.