Capon on Feasting
Let us fast–whenever we see fit, and as strenuously as we should. But having gotten that exercise out of the way, let us eat! Festally, first of all, for life without occasions is not worth living. But ferially, too, for life is so much more than occasions, and its grand ordinariness must never go unsavored. But both ways let us eat with glad good will, and with a a conscience formed by considerations of excellence, not by fear of Ghosts.
Robert Farrar Capon, The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection, New York: Doubleday, 1969