Story snacks - what Mary Poppins said

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Story snacks - what Mary Poppins said

Post by jackn » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:28 pm

Listened to a podcast: http://www.podcastchart.com/podcasts/he ... le-may-m-d.

It's a conversation with Michelle May, author of "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat".

Here's a gem.
She was talking about her past issues with chocolate, and how a bag of Hershey's kisses would never remain unfinished.
Boy, I could beat anyone hands down at that.

And, then, she went on to quote Mary Poppins:
Enough is as good as a feast."
I'd like to etch that on my heart.
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Post by leafy_greens » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:37 pm

Enough is as good as a feast."
Good one.
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Post by jackn » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:34 pm

Thanx, leafy.
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Post by jackn » Sun May 08, 2016 5:19 am

Come to think of it, though, I'd say it differently: "'Enough is a feast."
I mean that there's no feast to be had other than in enough.
The meal that goes beyond enough, and is referred to as a 'feast' is actually unpleasant, and leaves me frustrated, vaguely puzzled, dazed and unhappy with myself.

Going beyond enough is perhaps often due to the simple error of 'if it's good, more if better'... but I find that my binges rise from another illusion altogether: that it's possible to end distress or satisfy desire in some definitive way.
To fill up the hollow once and for all.
No, I can't.
I can grow up, though, to make peace with the partial, calm, satisfaction of enough, and the knowledge that affliction and desire, my old friends, still hang around.
They're still around because I'm alive.

Good luck to us all.
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Post by TunaFishKid » Tue May 10, 2016 12:06 am

jackn wrote:...the simple error of 'if it's good, more if better'...
I had a teacher in elementary school who called that "The Lottle Principle", as in "if a little is good, a lot'll be better." (That joke works better said aloud than in writing, lol.)
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Post by jackn » Tue May 10, 2016 1:40 am

Hey, TunaFishKid, like it alott'll.
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Post by oolala53 » Thu May 12, 2016 9:05 pm

Unfortunately, that often ends up being an ideal rather than reality, just as "nothing tastes as good as being thin feels." The hell it doesn't! If that were true, almost no one would be heavy.

I think it's more that the culture has adopted, "Just a spoonful (and another spoonful, and ANOTHER spoonful) make the medicine (and just about everything else) go down" is the maxim that actually gets played out!

But we can hold the torch high here.
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