So, I realize this is a far stretch but I'm seeing a slight connection between us and "Man vs. Wild." It is really an adventure and a challenge just to eat a meal. There are so many obstacles in our way whether it be finding a place, risk the business being closed, getting lost or having difficulty ordering what we want. Our group walked for about an hour tonight looking for a particular pizza place in sceaux, a town right next to Fontenay-aux-Roses. By the time we actually found a place and ordered our food, it was almost two hours after we left.
It's challenging and strange at the same time not being able to have something as basic as food actually be simple. It' s fun in the sense that it is a way more satisfying meal but it is also frustrating because it means that everything has a edge of difficulty. It also allows me to see how easy it is to take things like that for granted, like food and meals. I'm not saying we're starving over here by no means, but we will only learn if we venture out on our own. We take so much for granted in life in general. I just think about what it would be like to live hundreds of years ago, when you actually had to kill your own food before you could plan a meal. Or it makes me think of third world countries who are poverty-stricken and don't even know when they're next meal will be. It's hard to believe we complain so much as a society when we have thins so relatively easy.