Do you know the meaning of the title?
It’s a uniquely Japanese word that literally means- ‘Lonely Mouth’
In other words, it conveys that, you are not hungry, but still you eat, because your mouth is lonely.
Simply put it ‘you eat mindlessly’
We are experts in giving excuses /reasons
Don’t you agree with the fact that the majority of us eat/continue to eat / hog, even when there is no need?
And it is said that these days we are eating without any justification because of the corona pandemic.
People are giving pandemic excuses and telling us that it’s nothing but stress eating!
How true is this?
What did you notice in the above photograph?
If you notice, all the fishes are anxiously waiting for the food to be thrown at them.
Sadly whether the fish gets its food or not it keeps its mouth open (lonely mouth), since it doesn’t want to miss the great opportunity of food falling straight into its mouth!
There is a sea of difference between the lonely mouth of fish and that of ours!
What about the food being wasted by humans?
Less said better.
The things must start from the individual level.
An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted annually according to FAO.
And the irony is…
“1 billion people in the world are chronically hungry. 1 billion people are overweight”. Mark Bittman
Are you aware of B.E.D?
It’s a Binge eating disorder.
Philosophy Through Photography
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This post is part of Nancy Merrill’s A photo a week challenge- OPEN