Monday, March 18, 2013

Slow Down

I saw the following online today: Underneath the headline, "Who has time for this?" was a photo of a plate full of bacon, eggs, toast and fruit. The caption read, "Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it's often hard to find healthy options that work with your family's busy schedule. Sam Talbot suggests homemade breakfast bars and smoothies as easy and portable ways to get the nutrients you need, and offers two great recipes to try here."

There's another possible solution, Sam: Get up earlier.

Why is everyone so busy? And what are they all doing? Is it helping? Besides, how long does it take to crack a couple of eggs, push down the toaster and fry up some bacon? Ten minutes, and another ten to eat it?

I am not busy at all. Today I have to pay some bills, go to the ATT store to fix my phone, buy sugar for an apple pie, bake the pie, and make salad to bring to dinner at six. (It is now nine in the morning.) Even people who have jobs--I'm not naming names but you know who you are--still have time to play Words With Friends. And the President of the United States of America is so not-busy that he often plays plays golf, while his wife The First Lady is so not-busy she appears on daytime TV talk shows--when she's not getting her hair done or posing for Vogue magazine or trying on designer clothes or handing out Oscars. Is that the "busy" we are talking about--manicures and pedicures, going to the gym, yoga class, playing golf and the like? It seems to me that no matter how busy you are, you could find the time to carefully prepare and then consume the very food that will keep you alive. Is there anything more important than that?

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