non-subject: warm & cold
I like my drinking water with no ice.
I like my frappuccinos with extra ice.
I like my tea hot.
What was life like before refrigeration?
I wonder how food was preserved long ago?
I imagine food would have been dried or sealed in jars of clay or glass or tin. Comparatively we in the 21st century in the developed world live a posh life.
I pulled out my Champion juicer on Thursday, January 12, 2013. I think it had been in storage since at least the year 2000.
On Friday morning I began my adventure into the rainbow - a rainbow of veggies and fruits whirring through my juicer. I commenced on my current juice and smoothie fast. I want to fast for 30 days, but I don't know if I'll make it that long. I'll see at Days 10, 15, 20, and 25.
I have fasted on various occasions throughout my 53 years. My goal this time is a lifestyle change. That's why I want to fast for 30 days.
When I emerge I want to know my body better, to hear it better, to listen to it better.
And not just my body, but also my soul.
A juice fast is a concrete step I can take in loving myself, doing something good for me.
A hopeful side benefit of the fast will be some weight loss and less inflammation in my system.
Inflammation has been a recent big problem since I developed serum sickness in April, 2011. And now, due at least in part to the serum sickness, I have a hefty case of carpal tunnel in my right hand. I see a hand surgeon this Thursday.
As life would have it, I serendipitously met a hand surgeon last night while I was at work.
Our hands touch and feel and speak.
They protect and bless and curse.
We wear gloves to keep them warm.
But when in gloves, their sense of touch is muted.
And if they get really, really cold, their sense of touch disappears.
I'm glad my hands can feel, even when they feel pain.