Originally posted by vistesd
EDIT: At some point, I hope you will address my gnostic-chocolate dilemma...
The truth of the matter is: I don't really like chocolate. The problem, I suspect, is some sort of
physical deficiency in my tongue; I don't really enjoy eating much. Short of rotten or undercooked
food, I can't really tell when a meal is gourmet, super good, just plain good, or mediocre; it all
sort of just tastes the same to me. Even as a child, I never ate sweets (or craved much of anything).
I don't tend to look forward to meals per se
(although I love the company associated with them),
and if they could make a pill that would both give me the illusion of being full (fill my stomach)
and give me sufficient nutrition, I probably wouldn't eat normal food all that often (except for
the social stuff).
I know, I know. It's strange and sad. I agree in a way, but I don't really know what I'm missing.
And, yes, a number of people have said, 'If you just tried X, then you'd know what really
food is,' and when I tried it, it's been invariably 'okay.' I'm probably just missing taste buds
or have a weak sense of smell or something.
And, since I'm totally agnostic in a sense to your religion centered on food, I can't really offer
any spiritual guidance to you or your wife. I'm a seed that fell into the thorns, I'm afraid.
Eggplant lasagna is one of about three or four foods that I would actually go out of my way
to consume, but if I never ate it again, I probably wouldn't find myself feeling 'deprived,' either.
And, as an experiment in denial, I gave up Pepsi during Lent some years ago. I'm sorry to
report that it was an effortless experience; it didn't give me any of appreciation for sacrifice. *shrug*