Carve: We think of turkey
Starve: We think of hungry children
Scarves: We think of Muslim women wanting to cover their heads and countries that won’t allow it like Turkey (on and off)
Parve: a variation of the term for foods that violate no laws and so may be consumed by members of Orthodox Jewish sects that “keep kosher.”
So it seems that “-arve” words bring us easily to food, to religion, even to politics!
Two out of three are forbidden subjects …
And there’s a 3rd forbidden subject these words bring to my mind: Aging (the theme of most of my blogs).
The need for people my age to CARVE out a place for ourselves in a world increasingly desirous of forgetting the old.
Welcome to my tavola!