Tuesday, 30 August 2011

My Mind's Teeth

This is a blackberry muffin. These blackberries were on my cultivated blackberry bush yesterday. I sat and looked at this muffin for some time and didn't eat it. But in my mind, I savoured every last crumb. I wanted to see how accurately I could approximate eating this using only my imagination. It left something to be desired, though it was a useful exercise in self-restraint (which I shall not henceforth be practising much) . I elaborated here my thoughts on imagination versus experience and shall not go into it again. Suffice to say, I am now going to eat this muffin. And I shall jolly well enjoy it!

1 comment:

  1. Having lunch at my mum's today, we had plum muffins for dessert; there was a whole plum inside each muffin, and inside each plum was a whole almond. I must admit I simply ate and enjoyed it without savouring it first in my imagination.

    Where do you think your imaginative eating experience differed most from the actual eating? Taste? Smell? Texture?