Oh hey, if you need more geekery in your life, you might consider reading about types of vision in AD&D.
It was imagination-stoking to think–what if I could tell which spoon was most recently used, because I could faintly see the heat? I kinda wish I could do that. Otherwise, I was overwhelmed by the ideas.
More importantly, you might consider learning about iron-rich foods. I’m no longer anemic like I was after my ulcer. But I had a menstrual period recently that was so intense and messy, I felt like my life force was flowing out of me. The menstrual fluid smelled strongly of iron.
I started feeling a bit weak and flickery, like the fasting devotee who’s about to pass out. That’s not the kind of spirituality that I like. I don’t need to deny the body to strengthen the spirit. Honestly I feel like fasting is a privilege of the abled. For me, it’s not a good idea.
But you know I had that incident when I was in grad school when a young person passed out in front of me, and I caught her. It was dramatic. I think it really impressed me that we are animals–we need food. She seemed ok, but if she had hit her head, she might not have been.
I re-researched iron rich foods.
I want to make some lentil soup.
You know what bothers me about grocery stores? I wish I could get about a third of a cup of blackstrap molasses. I could put just a half teaspoon in my oatmeal, bit by bit. But I can only get a huge thing.
“Do you like the word quantity?” I asked Ming.
“Yeah,” he said.
“Do you like the quality of the word quantity?” I asked.
He thought about it for a moment. “Yeah,” he said.