“Tell me what you eat, I'll tell you who you are.” ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
We certainly must love our food! Just look at all of the blogs and Pinterest pins devoted to drool-worthy recipes and food photography. It’s enough to add a few extra pounds!
I’ve noticed people really tend to respond to those posts, too. Is it because we really cook that much or does the image evoke a strong reaction based on what nourishes us in another way? Do we think of a meal at our grandmother’s house? A fond gathering of friends? The idea of throwing a party with fabulous tid-bits to offer guests and to show we can do it?
(No mistaking it. These folks enjoy a good time!)
Now, just imagine if we see a can of beans, instead. Nothing wrong with beans. They’re full of nutrition, fiber, and certainly fit into a lot of budgets. Depending on the label and if they’re captured with the perfect lens . . . hey, we might just respond to those beans with an ooh and and an ah! Go a step further and change that picture to a plateful of fresh, French beans, topped with added yummies . . .
Before you all think I’m totally full of . . . beans . . . there’s a reason for my ponderings. I think we are what we consume. That goes for creating nourishing interiors, too. (And, information. Positive goes a long way for me. There’s “reality” and then there’s your own reality. Two different things, I think.) But I digress.
Yes, we may have occasions to open a can of beans to quell our immediate hunger. Often, we have an appetite for something more. Something which nourishes us in a different way. Something worth capturing in a picture.
If you want to enjoy your home in a different way, drop me a line to find out more about my design services. Believe it or not, it’s time to plan for holiday deadlines!
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