These images of hunger remind me of the feelings of starvation that I can experience when I see people’s faces on the ground.
For a while there I thought I was just getting used to seeing these images of hungry people. I guess this is the hunger thing.
Hunger is also something that I think most of us have experienced at some point in our lives. The imagery of blood and hunger in these photos reminds me of my grandmother who would bring home little bags of meat to our house every week. The bags would sit in the kitchen and she would take the meat out, slice off chunks, and put them on the counter to cook.
In our research we found that our grandmother’s meat boxes didn’t actually contain meat. They were actually the equivalent of the boxes from the grocery store. What you end up with is a bunch of pieces of meat sitting around in a kitchen that never gets used.
Well, for starters, if you think about it, it’s the same process just without the meat. A food item that never gets used in the store. So it’s a form of waste. This is especially true for the people living in our neighborhood. They have to come to grocery stores and buy what’s in their own boxes.
The reason we put food in boxes is to try and keep it fresh. If you eat it from the same food container over and over, it gets stale, so the only option is to throw it out. But the food is just sitting there, it will rot and decay, and then people will find it and eat it, and end up with a big pile of old food.
To be honest, I have no idea why there is a box of food on the shelf, nor do I know why people are so obsessed with it. I do know that I sometimes have a hard time getting my hands on enough to eat, probably because I always have a few cans of tuna, a couple bags of beans, and some other random food lying around. I’m sure I’m not the only one with those problems, but it’s a weird problem.
Thats because it looks like it could be the stuff that is rotting in the fridge, and the food that people are eating is rotting in the fridge. A food rotting in the fridge would be a good metaphor for how people are obsessed with food, and because of that, I think it’s kind of funny to see the rotting food on the shelf.
Its not just a joke though because I think there is some truth to the idea. The fridge is often the first thing that gets eaten with a lot of people. Its probably because we eat so quickly that we don’t have time to worry about food, or at least we don’t waste time worrying about it.
I think the reason this is so prevalent is because so many people do not have the ability to see food as it actually is and as an object. We are trained to think of food in a whole different way.