Friday, March 09, 2012
Food is an extreme way to avoid living. I doubt that hunters and gatherers ever used food to avoid living.
Only when food is readily accessible in excess would humans be wasteful with a resource that is required for staying alive. We've all read stories about people who were stranded in the wilderness, or lived during wartime, who rationed their meager food. They made it last by measuring it into small portions. They knew their lives depended on conserving the limited amount of food.
I'm thinking about taking up knitting. I've never been good at it, but it's time for another attempt. When I'm tired, bored, stressed or simply don't want to push myself, I'll knit. I'll knit with emphasis on the process, not on a product.
You get the joke, right?