Trust me, Iím no fashion plate. Outfits are generally tossed together, from a few basic colors so that itís relatively easy to get dressed and out the door. As a rule, my wardrobe is based on colors, not textures. But since this pair of grey wide wale cords has crept into the mix, itís raised a few issues.
The texture thing. If Iím paying attention, I wonít wear a ribbed top with them. Just seems to be too much different texture to be right. So what am I wearing now????? The grey cords with a wide ribbed burgundy sweater Ė scooped neck. Smaller ribbed trim. Itís not right.
But as I was driving to work, which wasnít until I noticed this sad combination, it hit me: This is the way I eat!!!!! I choose foods for color, and eat them without paying attention to the texture in my mouth. Is it any wonder that Iím constantly looking for that perfect something to chew on? Thereís often no relationship between the color and the texture, so I go for the beautiful cookie, but am disappointed by the melt-in-the-mouth quality. So I eat another one, looking for that right texture.
Oddly enough, in the few months after the surgery, we were all told to chew chew chew until the food was the consistency of oatmeal. And the more I chewed some foods, the worse they tasted. That mushy texture was OK with me most of the time, however. I guess the key point is that it didnít melt in my mouth. Maybe thatís what Iím looking for?
So whatís a food that tastes good and has a texture I really like? Iíd have to say itís a red pepper. The beautiful color, the slightly sweet taste, the crunchy texture that releases some liquid Ė a sensuous, satisfying mouthful.
The new task Ė well, letís be honest, there are TWO tasks Ė is to first pay more attention to the texture of what Iím eating and less to the color or attractiveness. The second one is to pay more attention to what Iím wearing!!!!