Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.
With this feast I drank most of a bottle of Muscadet out of my modest ‘cellar’. I ate and drank slowly as one should (cook fast, eat slowly) and without distractions such as (thank heavens) conversation or reading. Indeed eating is so pleasant one should even try to suppress thought. Of course reading and thinking are important but, my God, food is important too. How fortunate we are to be food-consuming animals. Every meal should be a treat and one ought to bless every day which brings with it a good digestion and the precious gift of hunger.
–Iris Murdoch. The Sea, The Sea.
Oh wow, great quote, story, and thought.
It’s one of those things we humans continually take for granted – the joy of food. In today’s world, we seem to be more focused on eating as quickly as we can in order to continue on with our morning, day, or evening – instead of stopping to savor every invitation from our taste buds.
I had a grandfather who would sit down at the dinner table, and would enjoy the same bite of food for as long as the rest of the table took to consume three. It was annoying back then – when I was a little kid – especially at dinner on Christmas Eve when we were permitted to open one gift after dinner. Alas, I appreciate his deliberate appreciation much more now 😉
Funny how that works – it takes so long sometimes to recognize the value of something so simple. I wonder how many other “simple” things I have overlooked and underappreciated. I do know one thing – I am going to thoroughly enjoy my next meal 😉 I love posts that make me think, and this was certainly one of them – thank you Paige 😉
Food shared always seems better
I ate this alone in my room, but food PREPARED by someone else always seems better to me. 🙂
Beautifully shared, Paige.
Thank you, Mark! I like that my awful photography skills led to a bit of lightning on that plate. 🙂 Lol.
Have a great weekend,
They did, indeed, Paige. Made my belly rumble. 🙂 You enjoy your day, too.