“you know, i have a problem. i love food. period. for me, food is not just something we eat to stay alive. it is like worship. i do it with all my heart. i love eating and enjoy eating so much that for those 15-20 mins, life is beautiful. all worries behind me. everything comes to a stand still.”
I posted this in reply to Deeps comment in one of my earlier posts. And it actually got me thinking. Almost after a week. Yeah!
It is so true. I absolutely, totally, completely love eating. I love food. And I enjoy the entire process of eating. And it doesn’t have to be exotic cuisine. Something as simple as bread with jam/cheese or cornflakes or toasts or pancakes or croissants to more bigger preparations like biryani, rotis and curries to fast-food, burgers, subs, pizzas or KFC to all kinds of sweets like muffins, cakes, pastries, gulab jamun or ice creams etc etc! I just love to eat. Very rarely complain. Almost never notice if salt is less or more. As long as it is edible, it goes in. Period.
And it calms me down. If I am stressed, I feel relaxed after a nice meal. If I am depressed, my mood brightens up at the thought of a good meal or snack. If I have nothing to do, I rather spend the time munching something. Food is my best therapy.
To the extent that sometimes I don’t even need company. I could be alone. And absolutely loving it.
My dear wife knows my passion for food and makes sure that I am well fed all the time. She acknowledges my tastes and preferences. Is always ready to step out for a quick snack or meal, is always game to try new stuff or places, and almost all the time enjoys food as much as I do. I just love her for that.
Now my question to all: What is your best form of therapy? As y’all know by now, for me its food. What is it for you? What works for you?