Thursday, September 9, 2010

Brian’s Reflection: Friday, September 10, 2010

Eating is not merely a material pleasure.
Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life
and contributes immensely to goodwill and
happy companionship. It is of great impor-
tance to the morale.

Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian designer,
born on this date, 1890, in Roma

Eating. It is critical to being Human, both physically and “spiritually”. Have you read any of M.F.K. Fisher’s books? My favourite is “The Art of Eating”. I have found it available for my Kindle/iPad – and now it is with me as one of those things that sustains my Life and Spirit!!

Do you know how many stories/myths/legends there are of “eating with the gods/godesses?” Thousands! From every tradition and religion. Christians gather around a meal in which the “body and blodd” of The Christ are shared. Muslims celebrate the great season of Ramadan – a central aspect of which is breaking the daily fast to share a meal with family and friends. Eating together sustains Life.

Half to two thirds of the World is starving – including tens of millions of children in America. Can you believe it??!! What does this say about the morality of the politics (and religion!) in America these days??

We can’t change the whole World. But we can help another hungry person, either physically or spiritually, to a meal.

Simple enough, yes?

Let’s get on with it. We can each do something.


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