Friday, February 25, 2005

Funeral Pie: Hunter S. Thompson

The Requiem Shark
—For A by Stuart Friebert
Said to exist chiefly
in tropical waters, where,
contrary to belief, depths
can be gloomy, full of
unnerving sadness, as if
a geological error and
diving down Neitzsche comes
to mind: not how one soul
comes closer to another,
but how it moves away,
tells about kinship.
We merely expect
a wallowing pleasure
when it turns a cold shoulder,
on the born side of creation,
as beside it human swimmers
do not seem to have matured:
it is the most alarming
of our qualities, while
the shark’s bloodless gaze
calls forth piety, then nausea.

Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino
And Polo said: "The inferno of the living is not something that will be; if there is one, it is what is already here, the inferno where we live everyday, that we form by being together. There are two ways to escape suffering it. The first is easy for many: accept the inferno and become such a part of it that you can no longer see it. The second is risky and demands constant vigilance and apprehension: seek and learn to recognize who and what, in the midst of the inferno, are not the inferno, then make them endure, give them space."

Chocolate & Bourbon Nut Pig
1 stick butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. flour
Pinch of salt
2 - 3 tbsp. bourbon and/or 1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chopped pecans
1 c. chopped semi-sweet chips
1 (9 inch) pie shell, partially baked (prick crust with a fork)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar. Add beaten eggs, flour, salt and bourbon (or vanilla). Add chocolate chips and nuts. Stir well. Pour into partially baked pie shell and bake for 30 minutes or until center is set. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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