Eating with ones hands is a sensual, connected, primitive delight.
The mix of flavors and one-on-one contact of fingers and food to the mouth is nothing short of nurturing yourself on a deep level. Skin to skin contact happens with the first suckle. From there we naturally learn to eat and to be fed.
In many cultures, the mothers then feed their children solid food by hand, not by spoon. The nurturing quality of being fed by the mother creates a bond and a trust that grows as natural confidence until the child can feed himself independently.
To eat with ones hand’s as adults is awkward until you get the hang of it. When you do, it’s sublime.
Eaten mindfully slow, it becomes sacred. #pmcaIndia #noutensils #mindfullife #improvisedlife #elephantjournal @gowithpeggy
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