Dining table, Earthquake damaged residence. Port Au Prince, Haiti. December, 2010
I think of this:
“It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and the hunger for it… and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied… and it is all one.”
― M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating
and of Gaston Bachelard, who in the Poetics of Space, asserted that intimacy may be both the prime motivator for our creative urge, and the most profound characteristic of our experiential realm.