Daily Prompt: From the Collection of the Artist
A hundred years from now, a major museum is running an exhibition on life and culture as it was during our current historical period. You’re asked to write an introduction for the show’s brochure. What will it say?
Imagine a time when food did not come in a sustenance capsule.
When food was prepared with natural ingredients such as sugar and honey, and simple spices like salt and pepper, or herbs like rosemary and mint. Imagine a time when there were real fruits and vegetables homegrown in backyards or on farms.
Just 100 years ago, before the Quarksian invaders usurped our earth and all things we loved dearly, humans prepared their food. Imagine, our elders organized their days around breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Food for our ancestors was not simply utilitarian. It was the center of celebrations and milestones, such as birthdays and weddings. It was a time when there was a whole industry around food in the form of farms, chefs, and restaurants.
This still life exhibit will transport you back in time. The price of admission is one sustenance pill. Come, eat with us.