Squash soup and Steinbeck

On this cold night, my friends and I all huddled together in a cozy living room, drinking our hot tea and debating the inner human struggle between good and evil.

“We have only one story. All novels, all poetry, are built on the neverending contest in ourselves of good and evil. And it occurs to me that evil must constantly respawn, while good, while virtue, is immortal. Vice has always a new fresh young face, while virtue is venerable as nothing else in the world is.” 
― John SteinbeckEast of Eden

Usually we are pretty divided opinion-wise in book club, but this time we all loved it.

Even the cat.