The best of what I have read this week comes from this collection of stories:

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From No One Goes to Heaven to See Dan Fogelberg:

“It’s funny, isn’t it?” said Nana. “You have infinite time here, and there are infinite things to do, but you still don’t end up doing much of it. You do what you love most, over and over.”

From Julie and the Warlord:

“Flour is probably the least unhealthy thing I can think of in chocolate cake,” the warlord continued. “Is that supposed to be the point? That the whole cake is just all eggs and sugar and butter? And anyway, who cares? It’s chocolate cake. We know it’s not a health food. Use whatever ingredients you want. All it has to do is taste good. We don’t need to know how you did it–just make it.”

From Kellogg’s (or: The Last Wholesome Fantasy of the Middle-School Boy):

“Fate, to me, simply means that all the billions of microscopic actions we can’t calculate lead to consequences that feel right because the are right.”

From Kindness Among Cakes:

CHILD: “Why does carrot cake have the best icing?”
MOTHER: “Because it needs the best icing.”

 All from One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories
by BJ Novak