Thursday, August 21, 2008

Shelf Life

I wonder why we think we can go into relationships without expiration dates. Assuming everything will last forever. We are all just pieces of meat just like the ground chuck at the grocery store.

We also go bad just like meat. We cite this magic of chemistry to keep it fresh and tasting good. But you can only inject so much carbon monoxide or radiation into meat to keep it fresh(looking fresh) and even then it will eventually go bad.

You can freeze it and thaw it to use later but it never tastes as good that way.

Why do we have such a hard time enjoying our relationships in season?

We are so worried about the preservatives we never really enjoy the banquet that is right in front of us.

Relationships are organic. Just like people are organic. They have shelf lives.

You wouldn't drink milk that has been in your fridge for 5 years.

Why are you basing your entire world on a piece of meat you know has spoiled years ago?

It is time to clean your fridge and start setting expiration dates.

Some of you need to smell it....

Some of you need to take a bite, thaw it out, drink it in ,enjoy it....

It is the secret to preserving it, don't waste it when you have it. Savor it. Put it on your best dish and enjoy it bite for bite...

11 comments:

Sarah said...

interesting analogy... thought-provoking.

Rocketstar said...

I like it. I think most people just like to accept the fairy tale of ever lasting love/lust. Only certain people are "right" for that, not everyone or even most people.

Monogamy is unnatural.

Spirophita said...

I don't know that I agree the monogamy is unnatural argument. Monogamy is the necessity of a socially conditioned society that is dependent on long-term coupling for meeting living needs within a society that demands measured independence. But those needs could also be satisfied by a close-knit community, wherein partners are shared. Nobody ever said the commune didn't work.

I think there are some relationships that don't have a shelf life--but even those relationships require freshening the meat, seasoning it--and some meats, like beef for example, don't go bad as fast as chicken or fish. I've always believed that a person can go through life with expiration dates (just have lovers) or without them. The choice is up to the person willing or not to put in the effort to keep the meat fresh.

Real love, not "I love you" but "I would lie down in front of a truck for you" love is a great preservative (though rare to find).

Sornie said...

I like to think that this is part of that desire we are born with to spread our seed. It's part of human nature to play the field and I like how you compared relationships to meat.

Thomas said...

Your talk of relationships and food brings to mind an interesting question:

If you could have your favorite food put in your mouth just as you're about to orgasm, would you do so or would that be too much pleasure?

sorry, beautiful said...

you're quick :)

and right

I was never good at determining that kind of thing

sorry, beautiful said...

sinnerman - amazing

it's what lead me to look up more of her things

Robin said...

hmm..need to think about that one.

ghetto princess said...

spirophita - I think I agree. Monogammy is often a necessity, especially the older you get. Some studies have been done to illustrate the cognitive and physical deterioration of aged persons with and without a partner, especially men, as it has been shown that men die younger and become sicker earlier. And who needs studies, I have two perfectly good examples here. My grandparents and my partner's. My grampa decided to take off on his own once they have arrived from Germany in Oz, so they have been living independent of each other and w/o contact. But at same age my partner's grandparents still live together. So conclusion: my grampa's mental and physical state has deteriorated rather quickly and he now has to go into a nursing homeas he is not able to be left alone and can't function independently. While my partner's grampa is still living with his wife in their own home and are able to continue their lives w/o any significant changes as they have someone to look after them and keep them company.
So monogamy can be definetely be a necessity the older you get. And in order to have someone willing to spend their older life with you, you have to put in the groundwork a little earlier in the day.
But I like Brian's analogy. It's definetely intersting. And I agree ".. you need to take a bite, thaw it out, drink it in ,enjoy it....".

( . )( . ) said...

I based my world on a spoiled peice of meat, and it made the good times in my head seem bitter tasting....

I am glad I moved on and learned from that. Some people need to come to this conclusion of their own accord, but I agree with you whole heartedly!

Robin said...

Brian, nominated you at hotblogger.com for their dude calendar....Dont get all freaked out now! :-) Someone nominated me (i have no idea who) so thought i'd pass it on..