‘…Always good to take on diets; to invent new routines for oneself; to keep things moving. And yet I never took to oranges myself.’
‘Too much peeling?’
‘Not at all! No, I enjoy food that puts up a fight. Everything should be peeled. People want food to jump into their mouth ready-made, just as they want books to open up their secrets without the least bit of effort on the part of the reader. What nonsense! There can never be too much peeling, although there can be too many oranges’.
The memoir rolls on. Chapter Five, Part Two.