“Have some more bacon”
“No, I’m too upset to eat bacon.” Wendell loved bacon. It was sacred food for him and he didn’t want to sully the experience by partaking of it while in a dark mood.
“…sure you don’t want some more bacon?”
“Maybe just a piece,” ….. He crunched on a strip.Then another. The salty pork had a calming effect, like warm, chewy opium with streaks of fat and rind.
from: Sorrow Wood by Raymond L. Atkins.
Thank you, Elizabeth, that is awesome.