Daily Handbasket: Sunday, 4 June 17– Sustenance

(A crusty loaf makes my kitchen feel like home.)


“Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life.” –Maya Angelou


Food feels like love to me. Providing it, cooking it, serving it–even eating it. For health’s sake, we’re often told not to live to eat but only to eat to live. The notion of eating only to live makes me sad. I guess we could look at it as just another way of setting boundaries for ourselves. But let’s not be too strict on those boundaries, yes? Sustenance means so much more than just maintaining our bodies–food needs to feed our heart and soul as well. As Julia Child said, “Moderation in everything–including moderation.”

This week, I want to be mindful about the food I eat, and make sure the pleasure equals the nutrition.


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Exercise: Exercise bike, 50 minutes, light weights.


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