In the New York Times Magazine today, there’s an interview with Charles Simic, our poet laureate. I wish it had a little more depth to it, but I do particularly like the final two questions (or, rather, his answers to them). Especially this one:
Deborah Solomon: What advice would you give to people who are looking to be happy?
Charles Simic: For starters, learn how to cook.
Maybe it is that simple. I do like the feeling of making something for myself, and am starting to like making food for others, too. In fact, there’s really nothing bad about it once I muster up the energy to start.
For more of Simic’s views on food, there are excerpts from another interview, here. I would love to be his student.