Edible with caution

Just because something is edible doesn’t mean you should eat it. Which is why at a young age, after my mom put a tongue (as in cow) out for lunch, I swore I’d become a vegetarian (which I did, in college). People eat many disgusting, tasteless, icky, slimy, delicious but bad for you foods, in the name of edible adventurousness. We don’t have to swallow everything put in front of us. Eat to live the edibles that delight and nourish you, and that don’t destroy the planet or gross you out.

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About sheilaklewis

As a writing coach, meditation teacher, writer, and academic tutor, I'm passionate about words and the silent spaces between words. In this context, I run book clubs and writers' groups where the resonance of carefully crafted words can spark readers and writers to share their own stories. Connecting through conversation; making memories matter; embracing editing and revision, and imaginative wordplay are some solo and collective outcomes. I came to what I call my "Meditate Write Now" practice after years of art-making, writing grants, curriculum, children's stories, and more. Meditation kept my mind from meandering too far off point and also led me to write from the still point within. May our paths cross in creative journeys across time and internet connections! Other details: My husband and I are the parents of two amazing sons and one daughter-in-law, and smitten grandparents of Micah (born December, 2013). I don't drive, and have lived in the same apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, for too long.
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4 Responses to Edible with caution

  1. Lia says:

    I’ve eaten a lot of weird foods over time but I could never bring myself to eat tongue. Some people love it and think it’s a delicacy, well, to each their own !

  2. sheilaklewis says:

    Yes, I find the tongue justification hard to swallow.

  3. Wendy says:

    Right on! It’s like drinking decaffeinated coffee with fat-free milk and fake sugar because it’s “better ” for you. Never mind that it tastes awful! Really. Why bother? And don’t forget to eat your Brussels sprouts. Even though they may remind you of a skunk! LOL

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