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(post, Cristin Couzens)
I’ve always wanted to be one of those people who could write clever taglines when signing their name. Like on a birthday card, yearbook, or going-away poster secretly tacked up in a conference room for you to sign, before sending a co-worker on to bigger and better things. Two phrases, written to me, stick out. First is “Stay Gold,” which my middle-school soccer teammate penned on my stuffed cat, a collective birthday gift made from material meant to write on (not an actual cat). Most people wrote things like, “have a good one” or “nice getting to know you this season.” But not Cyd. “Stay Gold” was a reference to the Robert Frost poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” recited by teenage heartthrob C. Thomas Howell in the movie “The Outsiders.” Ralph Macchio (you know, the Karate Kid guy) played Johnny, who, moments before his character’s tragic demise, remembered the poem C. Thomas had read to him and told him to “Stay Gold.” Cyd was much cooler than I was. The second phrase is “May your kohlrabi always be sweet,” written by Ivy Manning to me when signing a copy of her cookbook. I was struck by it because I always think it’s a trick when people tell me a vegetable I haven’t tried is sweet, and because it was a cool vegetable tagline–and hey, I write about vegetables, maybe I need a cool vegetable tagline! That was six months ago. I still don’t have a cool vegetable tagline, but at least I’ve finally tried kohlrabi, Read more at The Weekly Veggie. Thanks for visiting!