The World of Intangible Edibles

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There is the known tangible world of food. We become “full” through consumption and gain positive effects like becoming healthy physically and psychological satisfaction. The taste still affects the intake of the edibles. The more you like how it tastes, the greater is the chance of consecutive bites.

But there is another world that was never hidden but we labeled as unknown. The world of edible sight and vision. When food is served, our eyes are the ones that feast first (I believe that food must look delicious because its the presention that we eat first. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to argue about food being a need or a want). We often underestimate the power of visuals.

From that, it is not only the actual food that we eat but also the intangible appearance and effect that accompanies it.

Therefore, it is not only the rough reality that we bite but also the buried, humbled arrogance of expectations and risks that we dare consume.

A 20-year-old guy was reading a Book. He kept addressing as he shares that the texts and passages from the Book are his daily bread. He has been eating words for years then. He said, “My life as I know it has ended. But I started living when I was enlightened. And I wouldn’t have lived without the daily, unhindered and doubtless wisdom from the Book.”

The need and want of physical food is in the same degree with the need and want of other forms of food. May it be spiritual, emotional, intellectual, etc.

We grow through eating food of different form. Let’s try sitting on one corner and ponder. Have we been missing the necessary consumptions we should have been making?

We then are malnourished because of the lack of intangible edible consumptions.

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I Want to Be (A Response to Her)

I want to be the guy who calls her beautiful instead of hot,

who calls her back when she hangs up on me,

who will lie under the stars and listen to her heartbeat,

or will stay awake just to watch her sleep…

I want to be the boy who kisses her forehead,

shows her off to the world when she is in track pants,

who holds her hand in front of my friends,

and will always think she’s just as pretty without makeup on.

I want to be the one who is constantly reminding her of how much I care and how lucky I am to have her…

I will be the one who turns to my friends and says, “that’s her”…

#intherealmsbetweenmyheartandmybraincomesafutureunseen

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Is It a Bad Thing to Want to Give Our Kids a Magical Childhood?

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Last week, a blog post went viral about why parents should stop trying to give their kids a magical childhood. 

One of my friends shared it on her Facebook wall and yesterday a speaker at a sustainability conference even recommended it, saying that parents today spend too much time “on those things like Pinterest” and “working so hard to make their children’s live magical.”

“They’re just making their own lives harder,” she scoffed, “trying to make everything perfect.”

Then she said it’s because we mothers are addicted to stress.

Yes, it turns out we secretly like stress and so the quest to make childhood fun is some deep, psychological quest to make ourselves unhappy.

Or something like that.  I had a really hard time understanding the logic in any of it.

These people seem to completely miss the point about what makes a childhood magical, and why some of us…

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50 Essential Books of Poetry That Everyone Should Read

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It’s National Poetry Month, and you’re probably thinking: “I should really read more poetry. But where oh where do I start?” Well, sound the trumpets, because here is Flavorwire to the rescue! After the jump, you’ll find a list of 50 essential books of poetry that pretty much everyone should read. There’s something for everybody here, from the deeply established canonical works to riveting, important books by newer poets, from the Romantics to the post-modernists, from the goofy to the staid. NB: as with other lists like these, only one work per author has been included, and there is a bias against the “Collected Poems of” unless necessary. Obviously, inevitably, painfully, there are many, many poets and works of poetry, both of great renown and less so, that are missing here and should still be read by everyone. This list can only reflect personal taste, chance meetings, and wild subjectivity…

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