I will head home from California today. It will be great to be home and it was great to be here. I have learned many lessons on this trip, ones I thought I already “knew.” Clearly, I didn’t know them as well as I thought I did.
My body has told me over the last few years, as I really started listening, that it does not prefer dairy. Yesterday, I must have gotten some because I didn’t ask. I had the soup of the day and I suspect that, even though it wasn’t obviously cream based, it had some cream in it. It was good, but not worth the puffy eyes I have today. If I am going to have puffy eyes, it better be because I savored some incredible aged cheese. It better have been cheese that is so delicious and flavorful and I experienced every single taste and texture and pleasure in that baby. Not so with the soup, so I live and learn.
My body is worth asking. My body is worth giving it the things that best fuel and support it. My body is worth forgoing things that don’t.