Words from Dic(tionary)
Alimentary Canal: (n) the entire passage along which food passes through the body, including esophagus, stomach and intestines.
So much like life.
That which kisses the lips and titillates the taste buds, slides easily down the throat, gains acid in the stomach, is transformed into waste and often ends up looking like crap.
It is difficult for me, as a fat person, to focus on the more negative–and may I say, final–prospects of overeating.
I am completely engrossed in the licking of my lips and the taste buds, and even somewhat intrigued by the swallowing–but avoid the repercussions of digestion, fat accumulation and expulsion.
The alimentary canal is certainly a slippery slope, as it were: everything is heading downhill.
Some people might consider this negative.
Yet maybe it’s a step of maturity–learning to release smaller snowballs at the top of the mountain so as not to create an avalanche.