Why Food Porn?

For this trip I bought myself a tablet to have an easier access to planning and booking information. I vehemently disliked the idea of a modern phone, so this seemed to be a good alternative. But now I realize – it’s  a blessing and a curse at the same time…

The fact that I know there’s free wi-fi available somewhere makes me want to go online and surf around the social media. In a way it’s very nice. I also have the possibility to look around WordPress with more time and even write this post.  And yes, I’ve done lots of information searching and planning and booking which was very efficient. So that’s really nice.

On the other hand, I always keep the urge to want to share a moment in the back of my head. It lingers there and scratches me and wants to blow itself with importance. Oh, I could take a photograph of this or that with my tablet and share it here, there, and everywhere… and I must say it takes away some magic of the moment.

Today I treated myself three times with food somewhere out. The first time was a delicious tomato and basil home made soup with home made bread. I photographed the sunny place where I sat with my camera and brushed the idea of food porn away.

The second treat was looking soooo good and beautiful that I took its picture with my camera AND my tablet, wasting some time trying to figure out how to do it..

The last treat was a very beautiful looking small pizza with a massive leaf salad with nuts, oranges and huge chunks of parmesan cheese.  And then I told myself to stop that nonsense…

It’s all good and well, but why do we tend to get carried away by such things? Why would someone else be interested in what I’m eating? Why share it on social media and like it? Why not just enjoy the moment and keep it in your heart? Of course you could say that for everything else, I’m not implying that photography is nonsense, I mean, I love photography to bits myself. But it’s that weird new thought I felt to take a photograph not just for the sake of it but with the immediate thought of sharing it here or on other social media. And I didn’t like that…

So no, I have no picture for you in this post nor will I tell you what that wonderful second treat was. I won’t share that picture anywhere but with someone very special to me only… through whatsapp and my glorious new tablet😄

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