You can get anything you want
At Alice’s restaurant.
~Arlo Guthrie (Alice’s Restaurant)
Most of us don’t worry about whether we will have food, but instead wonder what to eat and how to make it tasty, enticing, and aesthetic. A basic need, we can’t live without it, but we have an additional desire for diversity and novelty. Our pets eat the same kibble and canned food day after day after day. But we look for pleasing our senses, through the smell, taste, texture, and color of our food.
Buddhist practice of eating slowly with awareness of each bite and its source helps maintain a healthy connection with our food. In a nation of overweight people, we benefit from a balance between pleasure and simplicity when it comes to food.
Inhaled, savored. Minimal, extravagant. Satiated, satisfied. Love, require.
Is there a favorite food, one that always soothes and brings joy?