Still Eating

For this first of 2014 sixteen “side by side” blogs food has pushed to the fore. After ringing in the new year sharing flavorful food and drink with family and friends I find myself fighting off surreptitious stomach pains scouting for a route to take hold and blossom into a full fledged invasion. Thankfully my initial experimentation with vegetarianism three years ago has lengthened into two full years of practice in subsisting without meat, fowl, or fish in my table fare, except for the rare occasion. I’m hopeful that this minimization of multiple bacterial microbes might head off this season’s most unfavorable flu symptoms. Like so many others food has commandeered my focus far more this year for several reasons. Having been unexpectedly unemployed these same last three years has placed me in the same group as all who are now having to learn how to survive on “stone soup”. Soups were never tops on my list of fave foods but perhaps it is a natural transition to enjoy them more in the later years of life. Becoming more creative with less is never a bad thing, nor is reincorporating sporadic fasting into my eating schedule. It has proved to be both light on the pocketbook and heavy on the health benefits. Whether by necessity, choice, or intentional “out with the old, in with the new” resolution my eating preferences have definitely been heading towards lightening the load. So if the way to a man’s heart is through his gut I can only hope there is one who’ll take it light and breezy, unless he’s already a vegetarian chef with a working internship to offer me.  🙂



About dreamingmoon

I, Aurora Dreaming Moon am a Dreamer, Sister, Lover, Mother, Grandmother and sometime Writer, Poet, Artist, Musician...who at the age of 11 made my first conscious choice to seek the path of Truth by throwing a yarrow stick reading for my youthfully petulant demand of : "Tell me the purpose of life now or I'm out of here !" The spirits in all their wisdom and humour responded in kind with the complete changing hexagram : Ch'ien to K'un which I interpreted to mean "...a complete understanding of the universe ". Thus appropriately chastised, though laughingly mollified and defeated in my attempt at an easy way out, I was lovingly set back on this never ending journey we call life. I am still trying to accomplish my assignment :) What you'll find in these blogs are just sharings of some of my most heartfelt experiences along the way. May they be of service to all reader pilgrims who cross this path.
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