[Milton-L] Pass the salt.

Carol Barton, PhD, CPCM cbartonphd1 at verizon.net
Mon Sep 4 17:53:30 EDT 2017


Or perhaps an ironic comment on his penchant for over-salting his food, Jim. Or perhaps diabolical sarcasm—applauding her perfect murder, in that, knowing that proclivity, she made sure to pass the salt whenever he requested it, knowing it would one day kill him.

The question is—which one did the author mean?

I’ll never tell.


Carol Barton, PhD, CPCM
cbartonphd1 at verizon.net

"Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack, a crack in everything:
That's how the light gets in."
~Leonard Cohen~

> On Sep 4, 2017, at 5:19 PM, James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Ha. See? In Carol's context, that's a suicide wish. Or a commentary on marriage. Maybe both.
> 
> Jim R
> 
> On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 4:06 PM, Carol Barton, PhD, CPCM <cbartonphd1 at verizon.net <mailto:cbartonphd1 at verizon.net>> wrote:
> Her husband slowly dying of hypernatremia, his poor wife knelt at his bedside and whispered, “Please . . . pass the salt.”
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