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“Thanks again for the knife, which is a little gem. My husband, I regret to say, has snitched it for his own use—cutting the lemon peel the proper thinness for the six o’clock Martini—but it will be mine while he is in California.”

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source: April 3, 1952 letter to Julia Child in As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010), 9–10.

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“Any minute now I will make a knife out of a cloud.”

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source: “October,” in The Second Four Books of Poems (Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 1993), 32–33.

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medium: poetry

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