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Thursday, January 07, 2010

This guy writes what I feel about having no taste

Roger Ebert blogs about his inability to eat, and what he really misses about it:
Nil by mouth

I started crying when I got to this part, because it is what I miss the most, too:
"What I miss is the society. Lunch and dinner are the two occasions when we most easily meet with friends and family. They're the first way we experience places far from home. Where we sit to regard the passing parade. How we learn indirectly of other cultures. When we feel good together. Meals are when we get a lot of our talking done -- probably most of our recreational talking. That's what I miss."

I attended one business dinner last summer when I couldn't speak as well as not eat - I won't ever do that again if I can help it.


Jeanne said...

Hi Teri--I get this, but we have had some fun evenings out together, right? I know I try not to fuss over whether or not you are eating ... or about what you are eating or drinking.

I'd hate to think that you wanted to avoid social occasions.

Rebecca said...

I keep trying to get friends together over a walk or even sitting somewhere w/a bottle of water. It's hard to get people away from meeting & talking over food.

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