I just started reading Rich Cohen’s ‘Sweet and Low: A Family Story’ about the guy who invented Sweet’N Low and I’m loving it.
“When Ben was eight years old, his father, just thirty-two, was rushed to the hospital with chest pains. The next morning, Ben was sent to the hospital to bring his father a change of clothes. The room was empty when he got there. A nun led Ben into the hall and said, “Your father is with Jesus.”
Who is Jesus?
The man who fixed the boiler, is that Jesus? Or is Jesus the man who turns on the lights during the Sabbath?
Ben walked home. He stood in the doorway holding the bag of clothes. His mother said, “Well, Bennie, did you give your father his shirt and pants?” “No,” said Ben. “Pop is with Jesus.”
So begins the actual childhood of Ben.
— From London, via a recommendation by my friend Traxi.