Thursday, November 8, 2012

Social Studies

I thought that if I ate the food of the area I was visiting.
That I might assimilate the point of view of the people there.

As if the point of view was somehow in the food.
So I would make no choices myself regarding what food I ate.

I would simply follow the examples of those around me.
I would study menus very carefully,

Making note of important differences and similarities.
When shopping at the supermarket

I felt a great desire to walk off with someone else's groceries
So that I could study them at length

And study their effects on me.
As though if I ate their groceries I would become that person; until I finished their groceries.

And we might find ourselves going to the same places.

David Byrne

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