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June 6, 2010

Movie: Felix meditates

We try to get Felix to eat more slowly (one of us does eat slowly, the other does not, but we both agree slow is better). It's not an easy thing to teach, though we've been at it for half his lifetime at least. (And have had help as well.) But while sharing some salami the other day I saw an opportunity: in chewing I noted that the initial salt flavor disappeared after a bit and a range of new flavors were thereby unmasked. So masticate thoroughly, I told him, not just because you should but because you get to taste new things if you do. Actually, what I said was "you should concentrate on what you're tasting while chewing it." Upon hearing the word "concentrate" Felix figured--quite rightly--that this was a form of meditation, and so he sat down to do just that, in his own inimitable fashion:

By the way, the Superman costume is no coincidence: salami eating accompanies the evening borrel and Felix dons this outfit just about every day around that time. I suppose we all have our own ways of relaxing.

Posted by atshuldiner at June 6, 2010 1:01 AM