Tuesday, August 16, 2011

on being an intermittent carnivore

yesterday i ate a hamburger
and i did not die.

i ate french fries, too,
with ketchup.

last week my nutrition took
a distinctly liquid form —

and the week before that —
and the month before that.

is this a metaphor for life?
i don't know.

i just know that sometimes,
we get to live life
the way it was meant to be

and sometimes,
life sucks.

and i'm trying to be grateful
for the hamburgers along the way...


Teri said...

Yippee to a few of the good tasting but supposedly bad-for-you foods. I say, all in moderation. And you're right: we need to appreciate the moment and enjoy life. It is way too short.

Jodi said...

I'm grateful with you, and pray that there will be more days like this.

Ostriches Look Funny said...

So, I still think your funny. Maybe it was the liquid diet, maybe the hamburger, but I love your perspective!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

sometimes we need to beat life with a hamburger, that's what i know. sometimes we even need to add the fries, because that is just what we need. sometimes we need to teach our bodies, in alarm.
i feel you've done good, sista.

ayala said...

I hope you get to enjoy many hamburgers...and everything else.

lilylovekin said...

I love your motto-be grateful.

Beth said...

Love the photo you chose for this!
Ah, how well I know the hamburgers of life!
But I think because we appreciate them all the more and understand the myriad of emotions that hit when you can't have 'them', we are all that more compassionate of others and He uses us to reach out and give His touch.

Beth said...

Oh yeah:I'm finally better--weak but better. Mike's doing the laundry (gulp)and went grocery shopping with me and has been cooking. I'm moving much better and no fever. :>)

S. Etole said...

I'm glad you didn't die ... it would have given the term "ghost writer" a whole new meaning!

Seriously ... I rejoice with you for every victory you experience and for every moment you are free of pain.

Melanie said...

Your words are true.

Francesca said...

I'm grateful for the hamburger and fries days.