Man to man: “We can’t eat like we did when we were nineteen.”
I acquired a beautiful shirt the other day. Dove grey. I hung it in the closet but then something strange happened. The shirt said it wouldn’t be happy until I removed two others.
Michael Pollan’s little dictum has resonance: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
Doctors cited organ failure but the real COD was an excess of pleasure.
Accretion is an unconscious process whereby we add more and more layers to ourselves. It can happen that an encounter with subtraction wakes us up. Then, finally, we begin to divest. To give.