Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Self Portrait Challenge: food and me (week 2)
i love eating with my fingers. as you can see i'm simply holding my fork, which my kitter elliot is taking interest in!
this is the company i keep while i eat. i live alone, so my cats often sit by my side while i enjoy my dinner. i do miss eating with other people, but with my multitude of allergies, its actually easier to just cook for one!
i had a funny experience this week (well, not so funny at the time, but in retrospect!)
while on a bike ride along the seawall i stopped for lunch at a cafe on granville island. i had a lot on my mind so i was looking forward to some delcious food and time to ponder life.
i first noticed something was awry when the staff, who all looked strangely like paris hilton, walked past me like i was invisible. after working hard to catch their eye, someone came over to me.
'one?' she said 'just for one?'
then she passed me to another lady to be seated.
it was like these ladies had never pondered, let alone gone out for lunch by themselves.
then another came over.
'um, can i....bring you a magazine or something to do?'
i accepted the magazine, but was so shocked at the way these people were acting. i felt a bit sad at first (taking on someone elses opinion...that i should be embarassed to be alone...which i so don't believe!) and then decided that perhaps i should feel sad for them as they haven't discovered the beauty of enjoying your own company!
thank goodness this has only happened one out of the hundreds of times i've gone for a solo-dinner-date.
i eat alone and am proud of it!