“Pizza. Real, bona fide, greasy-fingers pizza. Thomas devoured each bite, hunger trumping everything else, the mood of contentment and relief around him palpable. ..there were plenty of smiles.” – The Maze Runner
On Friday night, I was thinking about a blog I read from a woman who could channel a dead boy named Erik. Erik’s mother wondered how we was getting along in heaven – did he have friends? What did they do up there? Did he miss anything about being human? The psychic channeled Erik and said he missed food. He explained that in heaven they don’t need to eat but he missed it.
So on Friday, I was really tired after a long week at work, crabbiness exacerbated by recovering from dental work. And I thought about Erik and pizza. Yeah, after a f*cked up week eating mashed potatoes and soup and applesauce, pizza would really hit the spot. As a matter of fact, I had an epiphany that pizza is God’s way of saying, “Hey, man, I’m sorry about the whole pain and suffering and toil and dentist drills and getting teeth yanked out of your skull stuff .”
So to keep you going, on the 8th day God created pizza.
Pizza = hope
Soft, gooey meltiness = strength to go on another day.
“Pizza. Real, bona fide, greasy-fingers pizza. Thomas devoured each bite, hunger trumping everything else, the mood of contentment and relief around him palpable. ..there were plenty of smiles.” – “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner
I made myself some pizza and carefully chewed it around the sore tooth. It was crunchy and hot and the tomato sauce and oregano spoke to me of better days. Imagine my surprise when I popped the pizza in the oven and finished reading the above caption at the end of James Dashner’s “The Maze Runner” series.
He uses food several times as comfort to the weary boys in his books. “He scooped the beef and noodles off his plate as fast as his aching arms could move. ‘I so needed this,’ he mumbled.” He mentions mashed potatoes and steak just at the times when the boys need some camaraderie or comfort. But pizza he saves for the end. Pizza has so much happiness and joy and relief that it becomes the perfect food for a novel’s denouement.
Yeah, pizza could easily become an every Friday thing. I hope Erik knows you can get pizza in heaven, you just ask the Big Guy. Knock and the pizza delivery guy shall be there when you open the door, I do believe. What are some other good dishes to serve up at denouement? The blog for Erik is located at channelingerik.com. you can search the blog for pizza and read what he has to say about it.
Keep writing and keep sharing! – Cronin Detzz