And then we began seeing it everywhere we looked. So we looked it up and discovered this Fall only treat: a sign of the harvest.
Then, last night we were invited out for a shabbat meal by a member of the Florence Reform congregation, Shir Hadash, where I will be assisting in High Holy Day services and staying on till mid-November. We enjoyed a typical Italian meal, based around pasta, wine and salad. For dessert we were served Apple Crisp, the American Fall sweet treat! Our host grew up in the states and though she has lived in Florence many years, and raised a family here, she had gone apple picking, I assume with her family, and created this most American creation. Besides being delicious in its own right, it gave us a moment of home.
This a posting of "the more things change, the more they stay the same." Harvest requires acknowledgement. People require treats. Let the baking continue.