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Alex-A few moments ofreading pleasure in returnfor an evening of sensualdelights.
Denis October Bacchanalia1994
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Alex- A few moments of reading pleasure
in return for an evening of sensual delights.
Dennis, October Bacchanalia 1994

Sent November 1, 1994:
Dear Dennis,
Is this a statement on my lack of reading prowess —
or did you just want me to see the pictures?
Intrigued,
Alex

Sent November 2, 1994:
Dear Alex,
Glossy tastes good in either case.
Have you finished Chapter 1?
Marinating,
Dennis

Sent November 3, 1994:
Dear Dennis,
Chapters 1-3 sampled and
savored. Dreams enjoy
new ingredients.
Sleeping well,
Alex

Sent November 4, 1994:
Dear Alex,
Is it wrong to think of you
as an entree?
Hungry,
Dennis

Sent November 5, 1994:
Dear Dennis,
Under electric candlelight*
and sipping cosmos,
I ravished the final chapter.
Feverishly,
Alex

Sent November 6, 1994:
Dearest Alex,
I may be forward in asking,
but may I arrive at 8
for dessert?
Famished (and yours,)
Dennis

The book I chose to write to is titled, The Physiology of Taste, by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. The inscription is at the top of the post and used as an epigraph. The letter format is used with 2 voices, the giver and the receiver.

*Under electric candelight is a lyric from The Kinks’ song, “Layla


Laura is today’s host of dVerse’ Meet the Bar. Laura says:
Place the chosen inscription as epigraph at the start of your post.  Enter this portal to the past and use your imagination.

27 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    What an effective way to convey the message.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  2. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Cool idea Lisa…I love those inscriptions on the post of the link.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Max. Haven’t had a chance to follow that link yet but will check it out.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        It’s a really cool idea…by having a inscription by the author. Something you don’t see everyday.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Yes it is. I’m heading out into the elements in a minute here. Will be back to read posts later.

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          1. Badfinger (Max) says:

            Have a good one…

            Liked by 1 person

            1. msjadeli says:

              Made it back, safe and sound. Yesterday I was out and was “unprompted fishtailing” on glare ice at 50. Really thought I was going into the ditch. Some jerk stayed right on my tail.

              Liked by 1 person

              1. Badfinger (Max) says:

                It’s always the other people… I just refuse to drive on it. Here hardly anyone knows how to drive in it and I wanna go slow…and they don’t. Jen can drive well in it because she grew up in it in West Virginia.

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  3. Grace says:

    This is a delightful exchange of letters and conversation about food & books. Love this!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Grace, thank you 🙂

      Like

  4. Umesh says:

    This is deliciously written!!! Relished reading it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. a clever response to the prompt, Lisa- delicious repartees, full of double entendre

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Laura, and thank you for wonderful prompt!

      Like

  6. Gillena Cox says:

    OMG!!!
    YOU ROCKED THIS PROMPT
    Thanks for that interesting link to ‘book inscriptions’

    Much💛love

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Gillena. Laura provided the link in her post and I found that image there so included the link.

      Like

  7. I love this, Lisa – you have such an imagination! beautiful!


    David

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, David!

      Like

  8. memadtwo says:

    Made me smile. I hope the dessert was a good as promised! (K)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m sure it was 🙂 Thanks, K.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. The way you used the various part of the meal as a way to maybe finale with a carnal dessert is well done. Delicious little notes…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Bjorn!

      Like

  10. dorahak says:

    An imaginative rendering, Lisa, a true pleasure to read!

    Liked by 1 person

      1. dorahak says:

        You’re very welcome 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

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