And then the dreams break into a million tiny pieces. The dream dies. Which leaves you with a choice: you can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream. – Nora Ephron, Heartburn
I had to wait until the peaches were in to make a proper tribute to Nora Ephron. This is her peach pie, from the book Heartburn. I make it every year. It is delicious, and worth the wait.
“I insist on happy endings; I would insist on happy beginnings, too, but that’s not necessary because all beginnings are intrinsically happy, in my opinion. What about middles, you may ask. Middles are a problem. Middles are perhaps the major problem of contemporary life.” Nora Ephron, Heartburn
AS virtuous men pass mildly away,
And whisper to their souls to go,
Whilst some of their sad friends do say,
“Now his breath goes,” and some say, “No.”
John Donne, From – A Valediction Forbidding Mourning