I miss my Medium membership. Late last year, I finally got tired of seeing the paywall so I started a Medium subscription. I figured that it’d also give me another opportunity to support writers that I like.
Then earlier this year, I decided to sign up for Kindle Unlimited. I don’t read that much, I thought. So I cancelled on Medium, also as an experiment to see if I would miss it.
Less than a month later, I realise, I miss it.
But as I think about reactivating my subscription, I wonder, how much content can a person consume? And am I consuming too much?
Books (audio, e, paper), music, Netflix, email newsletters, Wikipedia! All entertaining, and possibly mind-nourishing as well.
But thinking about this now brings back an experience I had with foie gras.
I used to love foie gras. (No, I didn’t become vegan or suddenly get some kind of meat-eating related conscience.)
So when I was in Hungary, apparently the world’s second largest foie gras producer (after France), of course I had to eat foie gras.
There, the servings don’t come in tiny portions. My main course of foie gras was two steak-sized pieces.
Two whole slabs of that smooth, buttery texture. That sweet taste of fat. All that almost-melt-in-your-mouth goodness. And it was all mine!
That was almost five years ago and that memory still brings joy.
But the weird thing is that I haven’t eaten foie gras since. Or loved it as much.