Let Me Feast on This Day

It slides down my throat.  I wait.  I anticipate some sort of feeling – a rock in my stomach, a burning in my gut, a churning of my intestines.


I feel nothing.

I have the “all clear” to drink my morning coffee – my elixir of the day.  Oh, how Heavenly the hot, brown liquid tastes.  I taste it.  And nothing else.  It is unique.  There is no metal – no after-taste.

Oh, how Heavenly it is to anticipate a day of flavours!  The gustatory pleasures that make life so tasty have returned.

What joy!

My food!

My body is primed and ready to explore and savour the day.  The spices, the herbs, the savory, and even the sweet.  (I hate sweet)  Maybe a bagel?  How about that old kale?  Oh, yum!  I can crunch, chew, and grind – and then…. wonders of all wonders… taste.

Day 7 is the dawning of the age of taste!

What sorrow befalls those who have lost their joy in food.  We wine, we dine, we make merry and feast. Eat bite  – an explosion of richness and goodness and delight.  The cold and the hot.  The spicy, the not.  Bite by bite, I live my life fully and heartily.

Yes, my morning’s first sip.  My toe’s in the water.  My peek around the corner.  My body is primed for a day like none other.  To hunger, then eat.  To thirst, then drink.  No flavour – then…. bam!!!!  I’ll taste of today and rejoice in exploring.

Oh, coffee, sweet coffee… the alarm has sounded.  My mouth is awake!

Let me feast on the day.

About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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15 Responses to Let Me Feast on This Day

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Tremendous….to be able to tantalize the taste buds.

  2. sharechair says:

    Enjoy ALL your favorites!

  3. Judy says:

    Aw, this post had me “percolating” with exitement over coffee. I gave it up about six months ago in order to help my dry eyes. I have it occasionally – it is definitely pure enjoyment. Plus, the caffeine energy is amazing.
    So glad you are enjoying your taste buds. This made me smile.

    • inmycorner says:

      Ha ha ha! No kidding, eh? There is just something about it – maybe the tradition of it being a quiet, shared morning discussion. You are funny. Glad I made you smile – as you do I!

  4. brilliant – reminds me of when I gave up smoking – and suddenly was able to smell cut grass again.

  5. Feast festively and joyfully Stacey!

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