Thursday, 31 May 2007
Writing these pieces, I have found myself reflecting quite a bit on food—fast food, burgers, etc. I always start by thinking about how much food means to me—about how much I appreciate it and how much I use it. Food is both a joy and a refuge for me. I eat to share company and I eat to distract myself from stressful situations. I remember one Christmas time, there were a couple of really difficult things happening in my family. I sat and ate tub after tub of a mayonnaise based salmon dip, to distract myself from what was going on. When my friend Bruce recently died, I was a bit more lucky in that there were two big bags of grapes right in front of me instead of salmon dip. The grapes were gone in a matter of minutes. The relationship between a person and food consumption is both fundamental and highly cultivated. I live in testament to this.