Eating alone is not fun.
I don’t think it is good for the soul or the stomach. My doctor even recommends me to go have meals with friends.
I snack a lot, incorporating fruits and vegetables with chips and nuts, trying my best to eat healthy.
I am not a good cook, adequate that we never starved, but not fond of cooking. I love eating, though.
I haven’t really cooked since my husband passed away and am beginning to crave for meals. Not just snacks. So, I started to cook a little again.
When I watch Anthony Bourdain eating and drinking on TV, I get the urge for a steak and a glass (or two) of red wine, remembering the time when my husband and I were visiting Firenze.
After waiting and waiting, we finally got inside the Uffizi museum and saw the Birth of Venus. When we came out of the museum, we were hungry, starving, and ran inside a restaurant not caring what they served or if they were any good. The waitress was nice and recommended us a steak and a bottle of Brunello to share.
Mmmmmmm mmm mmm.
Great conversations and a great bottle of wine always go well with a great meal.

Botticelli – Birth of Venus,


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Food for the Soul (and the Stomach).”

“Tell us about your favorite meal, either to eat or to prepare. Does it just taste great, or does it have other associations?”

11 thoughts on “metamorphosis

  1. I agree. Eating a real meal alone can be pretty depressing. When I’m at home and have dinner by myself I have a sandwich and a glass of scotch while watching a movie or TV show to have the illusion of not being alone.

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  2. I think eating alone is uncivilized. I would sooner starve to death than cook for myself.
    I am glad you write on the topic of loneliness because it is so taboo in our culture.

    I don’t have many regrets in life but As I get older I do hope I get to even a short opportunity to experience true love as you have experienced it.

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  3. Wish I could take you out to dinner tonight! In the meantime, though, you SHOULD cook nice dinners for yourself, because you are worth it. Lots of people try to ignore their situations by not preparing good meals or sitting down to table to eat. When they get hungry, they eat whatever is available and requires no effort. But cooking for yourself and sitting down to enjoy the food you have prepared is one way you show yourself that you care about you. Yes, we wish you had company at this moment, someone to share the meal with. However, the fact that you don’t doesn’t mean you don’t deserve the very best treatment possible, even it comes from your own self. (Also, I might add that a good cook is always welcome socially and is unlikely to remain alone for very long, unless she wants it that way.)


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