“People forbid things out of fear,” Louis says, sliding the marinated tofu cutlets on the grill. “All throughout history. If someone didn’t understand or feared something, they outlawed it.”

Jan rolls her eyes. “Laws are made for protection.”

“From fear. Take your dog. People are scared of pits, so they outlaw them. Alice and Monique—forbidden. Why? Because of fear.

Alice sips her wine. “My neighbor says it’s the Bible after she tells me I’ll roast in hell.”

He shakes his head. “That wine was forbidden from 1920 to 33.”

Jan and Alice exchange glances. “No wonder there was a depression.”


end 7/6/2016


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