The recent earthquake in Italy has more to it than the normal devastation usually associated with such a catastrophic event. Now, we have been preaching about the old ways of our ancestors including their food and eating habits for quite a while now. We have been trying to impress upon you to avoid the modern "conveniences" and fast foods. Not to mention our angst over modern practices over consumers for the so called betterment of mankind. Now comes this earthquake. Announced on NPR radio this morning was a sentence that spoke volumes if people actually listened and absorbed it. Chances are, it went over their heads and they just blew it off. Essentially it said, "most of the casualties from the earthquake were caused by modern buildings and inferior design while the centuries old structures built thousands of years ago are still standing"
Does that mean anything to you? It should. The world is churning out garbage these days and I don't care in what country you are living, they are all creating superficial junk. Quality is not important anymore but PERCEIVED quality is. It is all about perception and instilling a warm and cozy feeling into consumers heads while selling them trash. It reminds me of the old definition of diplomacy. "The ability to tell somebody to go to hell in a way that they will look forward to the trip". This is what our world is all about.
You have choices, of course. They begin in your home. But first you must decide what is important to you. Hopefully it is holding onto tradition, quality and family. If this is not the case for you, then you are obviously part of today's problem.
It is time to chart your own course. Food is one aspect we recognize as an important fundamental. Not only is the food important in of itself but the gathering of family and friends to eat is just as beneficial to ones health and outlook.
Maybe preparing your meals will take a little time. But remember, Rome was not built in a day......and it is still standing.