Carve

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!

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