"There is always the temptation in life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for years on end...But I won't have it. The world is wilder than that in all directions, more dangerous...more extravagant and bright. We are...raising tomatoes when we should be raising Cain, or Lazarus."
I'm not sure I 100% agree with Annie here. I do think it's entirely possible we're raising tomatoes when we should be raising Cain or Lazarus, but certain itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys might be a way to do just that.
If you add enough cayanne.