The maniFEASTo

I have a pie. I just baked it and I’m really proud of it. It looks delicious. But even though I bought the ingredients and baked it myself, I don’t really consider it “my” pie.

 
You see, I wasn’t born knowing how to bake pies – someone had to teach me. I didn’t make the pie out of my own apples or wheat or butter. Someone had to plant a tree, sow a field, milk a cow. Someone had to harvest the crops and process the milk. Someone had to transport the crops to a grocery store so I could buy them. And someone had to lay the roads and maintain the trucks and build the grocery store and operate the cash register. Someone had to install wires so I could have electricity in my house to see the ingredients and bake the pie.

 

 

So even though I put the final product together, untold millions of people have helped to make this pie possible. That’s why I’m happy to share it with ANYONE who has less pie or no pie. And all I ask in return is that if I’m sharing the pie I made with you, please try to learn how to bake pies yourself, so that someday you too may share pie with someone who has less.

13 thoughts on “The maniFEASTo

  1. I love your thoughts. My mother was a great pie baker, making them from scratch using raspberries or blackberries from our yard.

    I would never try to measure up to her pie-making, but she taught me to bake and i love to make cookies, brownies, fudge and other treats.

    Your maniFEASTo is wonderful and reminds us all to be grateful to everyone all along the supply chain, even to the bees who pollinate the fruits we enjoy.

    Thank you for doing what you do.

  2. I love this. I love you. I love this whole bonkers adventure you’re on. I love the kindness of it. I love its simplicity. I love how it’s such a mission. I love its truth.

    I just love it.

    Thank you x

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