Thursday, December 13, 2007

bitter tips


If one can take some kind of metaphysical magnifying glass and direct it at the very tip of the tongue.
Oh, how many unspoken words cling to the edge there?
Unsent Letters...
missed opportunities
strewn about...
Haphazardly
Uncrossed Ts
Lying cross
.....tease
Is it any wonder then...
...that it’s the very tip that tastes..
everything bitter..
?


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14 Comments:

Blogger The Dreamer said...

interesting observation...

December 14, 2007 12:48 AM  
Blogger chav said...

Bitter is not at the tip...
...sweet is.
Salty is on the front sides,
sour's on the back sides...

...bitter is all the way in the very, very back...

Maybe that's why - perhaps Hashem doesn't want it at the forefront of our minds - or even our subconsciousness.

We need to look at the positive first... and the negative is ...well, maybe just an afterthought. If something is at the back of your tongue, it's right before you swallow. How often do you roll something around in your mouth all the way on the back of your tongue? Bitter is the last character of the sense of taste to be experienced - and I think it's best that way.

December 14, 2007 11:31 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

dreamer...
thanks

chav...
I just conducted a test..and salty was at the tip..
sweet was at the back..
Maybe our tongues are different..
dunno
Hmm good point though...it does seem..the more we dwell...and rec ycle things..the more bitter..

December 16, 2007 1:09 AM  
Anonymous delicious devil said...

have u ever thought of..how many fights were avoided because you bit that tip of the tongue?

December 16, 2007 2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anony said...

...

December 17, 2007 10:03 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

d_d...
no question...
those that can hold their tongue..definitely..stay out of trouble..
but they might also lose out...

anony..
care to elaborate?

December 17, 2007 11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anony said...

Nope

December 17, 2007 11:55 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

alright then...

December 17, 2007 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Lvnsm27 said...

very interesting

December 18, 2007 1:41 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

lvnsm..
thanks

December 18, 2007 11:17 AM  
Blogger Scraps said...

[sigh]

yeah...

December 18, 2007 12:14 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

scraps...
:-)

December 18, 2007 1:20 PM  
Blogger corner point said...

If I'm not mistaken, recent studies have proven that we taste all flavors with all of our tastebuds. But great post regardless
:-)

December 19, 2007 10:55 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

corner point...
yes thats true...
But a simple test in your kitchen will prove that there are definitely zones on your tongue..that taste primary tastes...

Thanks

December 19, 2007 11:39 PM  

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