An agrarian M.B.A. discusses the principles of living well.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Yesterday I had the day off but Julia’s day care was closed so I spent it watching her. We went over to the farm to pick pears. I took a broom to knock them off the branches so we could pick them up off the ground. Three big pears came down and bonked me directly on the head. Little Julia, not yet two, burst out laughing. Wow, that made me think that something like that must be innately funny. It reminds me of Jerry Lewis’ definition of comedy, “comedy is a guy in trouble,” and brings understanding to Charlie Chaplin’s "Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot." In this case, close up-me, long shot-Julia. Anyway, inspired by locavoire postings here, we finished the job and went home and made some pear chutney.