OF THE MANY PLEASURES WE INDULGE IN TOGETHER, feasting has still got to be a -if not the- favorite communal activity for any human being belonging to a community. After all, we still celebrate Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year's eve, Chinese New Year, Eid ul-Fitr and other important dates with a meal and not a game, video game, work, sex, kissing, exercise or TV show; though some of these activities may find themselves present in certain households.
More common I assume are video games and TV?
Despite various new world ways we spend time with one another, as well as an undying desire for perfect, flaunt-worthy physiques achieved via emerging and re-emerging diet and fitness trends, it's safe to say that our appetite for communing with each other while consuming more food or drink than we can handle trumps all.
Pledge all you want to never eat or drink again. There's still New Year's eve next week. Let's see then how we go.
Paintings from top: Hip hip hurra! Künstlerfest in Skagen by Peder Severin Krøyer, Le Déjeuner by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Kitchen by Vincenzo Campi. All images from commons.wikimedia.org