Enjoy this first installment of a hilarious new series by Litereati Author Alan D. Briskin:
I’ve had several of those “Aha!” moments in my life:
- OMG, my daughter is a young woman!
- Artificial intelligence is no substitute for natural stupidity.
-A conscience is what hurts most when all the other parts feel so good.
-No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.
- Experience is a wonderful thing — it enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
But this one is a real doozy. Something unbelievable is afoot. I’ve met someone. (That’s not THE unbelievable thing.) She’s convinced me that the rest of our lives can be rewarding and fulfilling, and most enjoyed if healthy. This may be the result of delusional thinking and a deficient diet….she’s a vegetarian. The unbelievable thing is that after a lifetime in happy pursuit of the perfectly charred, braised, roasted hank of animal flesh, I’m becoming a Pescetarian. Trying to lighten up what goes in, burn it more efficiently, generate more energy and get better mileage. This, to me, is as earth-shaking as a sudden shift in the Tectonic Plates. And although I can’t imagine going completely green, I’m compromising many hard-earned values. I may begin recycling.
I’ve been an adventurous foodie for years, sampling foodstuffs better fitted for mulch than maw. Pescetarianism will be a refreshing change — a chance to play around with new flavors I’m just not accustomed to. How long with this experiment last? I’m looking at it like the alcoholics, who are really just foodies with a focus: one day at a time.
Watch for Part II, coming soon!