My Life and Times

27 September 2006

this is my life, this is my soul

Filed under: Uncategorized — 2pacfan187 @ 11:22 pm

It’s been about a month since I last was blogging. Mostly because of my new life working and living in the apartment. My life is different from what it used to be, that’s for sure. Take my dinner — a 50¢ can of sardines in tomato sauce, on sale at the grocery store. And some bread. What’s this all about? There’s two reasons. First, I grew up on this food. There was a time in my youth when my family was dirt poor, and we ate a lot of really cheap food, including sardines in tomato sauce. In typical pedestrian fashion, I love my childhood. I love every little detail, and there’s no way I could forget, or shy away from something like sardines in tomato sauce. The best part, IMO, is that the can is still the same fucking shape. Is it like a Golden oval? Beautiful, whatever its name. The second reason is that I just want to be myself. What a vague way of putting it. I’ve never been a picky eater. But, having a can of pressure cooked fish for dinner is pretty much the pits (more so for others, I ween). If I can eliminate food from my thoughts, I can pare down, I can get to the bottom of things. What are my limits? What do I really care about? Sort of like the ascetic Siddharth ran into in that book, but not nearly as bent on self-deprivation. It’s better to take a moderate, Buddhist middle path.

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1 Comment »

  1. Love sardines! Grew up with it too and it’s darn yummy. Yes cheap but oh so yummy. And why pay 5-6 bucks on a dinner that you really enjoy as much as what your really craving! Btw, I love your theory on living a moderate Buddhist path! Tell me more.

    Comment by lifeoutside — 8 March 2007 @ 1:47 pm


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