A gourmet is defined as someone who knows a lot about high-quality food and/or eats it.
Eating, as my stomach will attest, is a long-standing and ingrained habit. On the one hand, I'd be dead without it. On the other hand, I choose to think of gourmet food as both delicious and satisfying. I do not need a faux French fellow serving me.
Today I served myself what I found to be a gourmet lunch. Not in anybody else's terms, perhaps, but in my own. It was both satisfying and delicious. Half a grapefruit sliced into wedges so as not to waste so much. Two hard-boiled eggs chopped up with a little mayonnaise. Five Triscuits with which to dip up the egg salad. A glass of cold water. And a chunk of bitter-sweet chocolate for dessert.
Hardly the stuff of Gourmet magazine and yet it was, for my purposes and delights, perfect -- a real gourmet meal.
Now all I have to do is figure out a way to eat without gaining more weight and the universe, which is lost without my direction and purposes, will be perfectly aligned.