hug-from-godFaithful reader Chrissy recently sent me a link to an etsy artist with a healthy appreciation for food, including our favorite meat. As you can see here, Nicodemusgreen thinks “bacon is like a little hug from god.” For me, it’s a gentle reminder to be thankful for the simple pleasures in life, and I couldn’t agree more. I often think of the wonder of living in America in this day and age, when I have access to nearly every type of food from every region of the world. Unlike past (and a number of present tribal) cultures, I am not restricted to those foods I can hunt, gather or grow. It’s almost ridiculous how easy it is for me to access exotic produce, or meat I didn’t have to slaughter with my own hands. I don’t even have a garden! And don’t get me started on the water that I have delivered to my home. It makes me feel like a bad person.

So thanks to Nicodemusgreen for helping me to keep things in perspective, whether he meant to or not. You can find some other appreciative pieces at his site, like “hummus is like a little hug from allah,” and “jamon serrano makes the world go round.”

Art makes me hungry.