Capon: Fat Mothers

Children love fat mothers. They like them because while  any mother is a diagram of place, a picture of home, a fat one is a clearer diagram, a greater sacrament. She is more there. I can think of no better wish to all the slender swans of this present age than to propose them a toast: May your husbands find you as slim as they like; your children should always remember you were fat.”

– Robert Farrar Capon, Bed and Board (p. 66)

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