You are engrossed in a movie at the theatre. You are at the edge of your chair overwhelmed with enticing suspense; Will the hero finally get to propose his love? Will the damsel accept? Alas, you are saved before you could have slid off the seat by bold letters flashing on the screen I-N-T-E-R-M-I-S-S-I-O-N. Phew! Who would have thought that almost two hours could have ended so soon? So what now? Time for popcorn! Reach for your wallet and head stright to the counter only to be back with two extra-large cups of butter popcorn with coke (thaagam adicha enna panradhu??)
Friends are over at your place. Hot topics and steamy conversations impending. Yet something is missing...oh yes, lets get the packet of chips. That completes the equation.
:) . This post is no lecture on healthy eating or junk-food culture. It is more of breaking some deep- rooted strong ( STRONG) habitual conditionings of the mind. Eating when bored, eating when tired, eating when happy, eating because it is dinner time, eating when you see the chaat-shop, eating because it is interval-time at the movies, eating because you were offered food... guilty?
What happens if you skip a meal? Many will never be able to answer this question... because..they dont know! They have never skipped a meal. (Such 'unthinkable brutalities' are researved for the less-fortunate poor of Africa.) Yet, as their 'scientific minds' has to have an explanation for everything, they would say, faint/die/lose brain power/become lunatics. Yes, I sure would get interesting answers. It is sad that most of us will never know what real hunger is. They simply cannot bear the stomach being a bit light (forget empty) and with a strong sense of duty, immediately fulfil the mission of stuffing it.
So, what is wrong? Come on Sinduja... why do you have to analyze and theorize about everything? Stop thinking and enjoy life ( Why not celebrate at pizza hut? ;) ) Yes, I have had my (more than agreeable)share of enjoyment - of fun, frolic, lights, dance, music and food. I have tasted, and often gorged, on most of the things that grows, walks and swims. I loved them, no doubt. Yet, now, I ask myself, did I really need it all?