Friday, July 28

My lovely sister-in-law Lisa and my nephew M. They were watching my parents cut their 50th Wedding Anniversary cake. What an achievement (the fifty years I mean)! The cake was pretty fantastic, too, though, huge and luscious. Of course I took a slice home and painted its portrait. For the past few years, I have been quietly obsessed with event cakes (and I'm having a little show of this obsession in October!) I guess to me, they represent a kind of communion: everyone gathered together for some purpose, the presentation of the cake heralds the celebratory announcement or song, then a ritual slicing and mass partaking.

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