Saturday, June 10, 2006

A Place at the Table

In her latest piece, dated June 9, Albuquerque Tribune columnist Carrie Siedman writes a very thoughtful article about hunger.

Siedman asks:

"When was the last time you were hungry?

No, not skipped-breakfast hungry or started-a-new-diet hungry or even flushing-the-system-juice-only-fast hungry.

I mean hungry like you're not sure where your next meal is coming from - or when it comes, what it might be."

One of the paragraphs that stands out the most in the piece talks about our eating habits in America:

"Like many people who grew up in this country during a time of great prosperity and growth, I've never had to worry about not getting enough to eat. More often, it's worrying about how not to eat too much,"
said Siedman.

I wholeheartedly recommend this thought-provoking column, which is entitled "What gnaws isn't hunger but raw guilt." Click here to read full article

[Note: The loaf of bread shown in the picture was used by Peace Lutheran Church (Las Cruces) in its Offering of Letters this year]

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