August is for Picnics

August is for Picnics

I enjoyed these quotes from the July/August 2015 Midwest Living:

 

Coolers, blankets and tunes for dance.

Lots of food and lots of ants.

NO POTATO SALAD TODAY.

The salad bowl just marched away.

 

From Ants at the Picnic, a 2006 children’s book by Minneapolis author Michael Dahl.

 

We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.

Bill Vaughan, staff writer for the Kansas City Star.

 

And the ultimate picnic . . .

“As a kid, I was taught that if you opened the Bible in the middle you’d probably land on the book of Psalms, and near the middle is everyone’s favorite, the 23rd, with this line: ‘You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.’

“I don’t know how many times I’ve read or recited this Psalm without pondering what that line actually means, but here is my take on it.  When things are a bit tense, when life is not boring at its best, then the potential for disaster is just around the corner, when your enemies are all around . . . that’s when God lays out the red-checkered picnic cloth and says, ‘Oooo, this is a nice place.  Let’s hang out here together for a while, just you and me.”

David Brazzeal, “Pray Like a Gourmet: Creative Ways to Feed Your Soul”