What's your favorite disguise? [/meta]
posted by letter shredder @ 11:59 a.m. on 1/20/2006
"Great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex and sex disguised as love..."
-- Lester Bangs, Almost Famous
Friday, March 03, 2006
"Appetite of the what?"
Since Lent has just started last Wednesday, I decided to fast seriously.
Hoping that I could equate fasting to eating fast, I asked Obi-Wan about its basic concepts since he spent a significant amount of time in the seminary.
He told me that man has three kinds of appetite (take note): appetite for food, appetite for sleep, and appetite for flesh.
Rhyan who was with us asked Obi-Wan if the appetite for flesh isn't the same as appetite for food. Of course, the latter played along and said that it could be.
"That would be edible but not consumable," I said and Obi-Wan agreed.
After a few more comments and laughs, Obi-Wan cut the conversation because a young lady (obviously referring to me) is with them, so I turned to face Rhyan and asked, "Since when did you come out?"
After some more facts about sacrificing and offering pain for a good cause, we reached my place. Before I could close the car door, Obi-Wan asked me, "So what are you going to abstain from?"
Third day of fasting. Another day of abstaining.