James P Carse Breakfast at the Victory??

Harper San Francisco 1994

"Losing the way is the way."

"..for she has come from the A&P, the Atlantic and the Pacific Tea Company, representative of the vast oceans that embrace us all, the beginning and the end, watery birth and watery death, like the serpent Ouroboros eternally consuming and giving birth to itself. The A&P is a supermarket, a higher exchange, an inexhaustible reservoir, a place so complete it can embrace its own contradictions: it is both abattoir and garden, sacrifice and harvest, death and life. In the mythic record providing and consuming food often overlap. ??What mother gives she can take away. The child is fed by the mother, literally eats the mother, but can also be eaten by the mother."