Thursday, October 18, 2007
"Ask anyone to name his favorite place in a house and he will almost always say the KITCHEN. It is because kitchens are so good to us. They have shiny red canisters full of rich dark coffee that smells like heaven, and tidy white boxes of bread waiting for butter, and cheerful bowls of sugar that make everything taste better. Kitches are delicious."
"There's always a sink, of course, and a sink in front of the window is best of all, for the birds outside will visit at the feeder, and this can make a person feel quite happy."
"In a kitchen, people will pat each other on the back, give their sweeties a hug, tuck a special treat in a little boy's lunch. It is the room that reminds people to look after each other. And when people are far away from home, feeling lonely and missing things, often it is their sweet, wonderful kitchens they miss most of all. And as soon as they come home, this is where they want to be, with a nice warm scone, and a cup of tea, and someone to kiss them kindly on the head."
All quotes from "Let's Go Home: The Wonderful Things About a House" by Cynthia Rylant with illustrations by Wendy Anderson Halperin.