If you could get all the nutrition you needed in a day with a pill — no worrying about what to eat, no food preparation — would you do it?
Not in a million years! I’m not good cooking and I hate a messy kitchen but I love having dinner with my family and enjoying the food and the conversation.
Among my best memories are those family dinners talking about what happened during the day, listening at my parents, my brothers and my sisters tell stories. The best were my father’s stories, always so positive and with a great sense of humor, telling us what happened at the University with his students. And when we finished, we all helped mom with the dishes and finally get together again to talk again, satisfied and a little tired.
Then mom used to tell us about the book she was reading, and she was quite a story-teller!
I would like that my folks will have the same good memories of family life around the dinner table. And this, with a pill is impossible. You take a pill in a few seconds. Not room for a conversation while enjoying the food, nothing familiar, only an individual act. So sad!