Thursday, November 27, 2014

mind the fingers

the individual fork dates from the sixteenth century; it spread from venice and italy in general, though not very quickly. a german preacher condemned it as a diabolical luxury: god would not have given us fingers if he had wished us to use such an instrument. we know that montaigne did not use a fork, since he accuses himself of to quickly so that,'i sometimes bite my fingers in my haste.' " fernand braudel. "the structures of everyday life: civilization and capitalism 15th-18th century volume 1" civilized behavior and a photographic reminder that like life, winter is transitory...happy thanksgiving people...mind the fingers.

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