Barbara Kingsolver: "We're converts in progress..."

"Our locavore project nudged us constantly toward new personal bests. But is always remained fascination, not fanaticism. We still ate out at restaurants with friends sometimes, and happily accepted invitations to dine at their homes. People who knew about our project would get flustered sometimes about inviting us, or when seeing us in a restaurant would behave as if they'd caught the cat eating the canary.

We always explained, 'We're converts in progress, not preachers. No stone tablets.'"

—Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

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