Before we started this project, we debated what the ground rules would be. Would we accept meals from friends, would we use things that were still in our cabinets, and would we use the tabs we get at venues when Ryan plays (like our weekly tab at Atomic Cowboy for hosting open mic)? At first it didn't seem like such a big deal; wouldn't a hungry person accept something offered to them? We came to the conclusion, though, that we would not indulge. Offerings made to us here in our lovely city would surely be more than most impoverished people would be offered. Also, we want to stay as true as we can to our project both for our physical and conscious selves. The idea is to remain aware of those who go without and a full stomach makes that harder to do. My friend, Michael, brought me the most beautiful bowl of winter vegetable soup last night. When I got home, I stared longingly at it for a bit, took a big long inhale of its tantalizing aroma, and put it in the freezer to be enjoyed at a later date.
So, my friends, I will gladly accept your company, your thoughts, and your conversation.