There was an article last week in The New York Times about Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson - author, former psychoanalyst, animal lover and vegan. He was in New York recently to promote his new book advocating veganism, “The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food." Masson's other books include “When Elephants Weep” and “Dogs Never Lie About Love,” both best sellers.
Of course I was immediately drawn to this photo.
Then I read this...
“And the thing is, I can’t bring home delicious, wonderful French bread and just eat it in front of him while he has to eat that gluten-free bread that tastes like paper or something.” (Mr. Masson is referring here to his 12-year-old son's gluten sensitivity.)
So I continued reading. Things like...
“Cats don’t appreciate it when you give them vegetables."
“The chickens were very sociable. They would come inside the house and watch me writing at the computer. And I would be picking up after them with a box of Kleenex."
As a Harvard undergraduate, Mr. Masson saw his own demons in a can of tuna.
Call it feeling loopy at one in the morning. But I then had face with a smile.