I really enjoyed this chapter for its straightforward uncomplicated style. After reading Proppian analysis and Victor Turners forest of symbols this was a welcome break. Perhaps because I am the mother an the main organiser in my family I instinctively organize meals with a specific structure. For example if I get a phone call from a family member at the last minute that someone else is coming home with them for dinner immediatly as the conversation is ongoing in my mind I am resetting a different table and preparing more elaborate or different dishes to serve. It is part of my nature to plan on the run. So I found a lot of this chapter meanigful or relevant to myself.