I generally have good success with pie. My mother often told me I had the "touch" with crust. The way she said it always made me feel a bit like Danny Torrance... "He's got the shinin'!!!" Sure, I've had a few mishaps... like when Claire came to visit and my oven crapped out 2/3's of the way through baking... but generally, I get a pretty positive response from pies I make.
The other night was no different, but people were full and so there was some pie left over. I was going to leave it with our guests, but the lamblets were asking otherwise so I took it, having left other things we brought. Once we got home, I remembered a neighbor who loved this combo of pie. I also knew his wife didn't make it. She did a wonderful whip cream version, but it wasn't the classic Strawberry/Rhubarb. I cut a slice and sent a lamblet to take it over. My neighbor was not yet home, but his wife thanked us and said she'd make sure he got it.
I got a call last night thanking me for remembering his favorite pie and for sharing. He said it was the perfect capper to the perfect day and that even though he was full, he snarfed every last bite. When one of his sons asked him what it was, he said it was his and it was gone! He then thanked me again for a nice surprise. He said he'd never returned home to find a piece of pie waiting for him. (no rude jokes allowed!)
That got me thinking, wouldn't it be a nicer world if there were more random acts of pie or even just random acts of dessert for that matter?? I was curious. I wondered what would happen if I Googled the phrase. Fish taught me long ago that if you Google, you will find it. He wasn't wrong. I did indeed Google "random acts of pie" and found an article that was set in Chicago no less! Apparently there is an American Pie Council which suggested the very act of surprising people with pie. Go figure.
Go out, spread some love, spread some pie. Earlier this morning, Blue Girl was saying how it may be cliche, but all we really need is love. I'd agree, but I'd have to add pie... all we need it love and pie. :)
And now to end with a spot on Jack Handy quote:
“When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it's not, mmmmmmmm, boy.”