In an interview for First We Feast Anthony Bourdain, reminiscing about his journey thus far, dropped this line:
In order to write well about food you need to eat well, and you cannot eat well if you’re analyzing the food. … I want to be lost in the meal. I want to be a romantic fool.
(Emphasis is my own.)
As I get older, more of my feeble personality is arguing to get lost-in-things more often. Romanticism has a truly inspiring and uplifting quality that perhaps isn't in vogue these days. Finding small moments or pleasures to invest yourself into is a worthwhile pursuit.
I mean, why shouldn't the sun rise just for me?