Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I've been ruined.

...so that every time I go to the supermarket I'm freaked out. All I can think about is how little the 'food' that is available to us actually resembles real food. And how absolutely ridiculous it is that we have literally dozens of options of bottles fruit juice, chips, butter-like substances. Who knows where these 'foods' come from, or what's actually in them?

It is probably a little dramatic to say that I've been "ruined." Perhaps I should say that I have been opened up to the possibilities of food, and have become blessedly more aware of my connection to the earth and to my community...

This is not some sudden awareness; I've been ruminating over these thoughts for several years now. But only recently do visits to the supermarket actually make me a little anxious. And a little angry.

3 comments:

spinningspokes.com said...

Yikes, I know! There is even organic junk food now, at Whole Foods. Talk about an oxymoron. My plan is just to eat as much basic food as possible and to stay away from packaging. Easier said than done, though.

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sara said...

I know. Whole Foods, while I appreciate it, still makes me feel the same way...freaked out by all of the choices and packaging and ingredients, etc.

AisforRandom said...

ahh, just embrace it, eat enough preservatives and you'll pickle yourself enough to live forever