The Art of Balance

“Balance, that’s the secret. Moderate extremism. The best of both worlds.” – Edward Abbey

The idea of moderate extremism is very appealing, even though it’s difficult to find. The middle of the extremes. What does that even mean?

I’ve come up with my own explanation, and it’s called “what I ate for supper.”

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What we have here is a frozen pizza and a fresh, green salad. The two extremes.

Green, crisp vegetables meets processed, ready-in-minutes pizza. And I love them both equally. Some days I crave a salad. Other days I crave pizza. And today I wanted them both. So I did just that.

I didn’t eat the whole pizza like I’ve been known to do. And I did make sure half my plate was vegetables. So that, to me, is the best attempt I could make with creating moderate extremism.

(Not pictured was the cup of coffee and six Oreos I had before this delightful meal.)

This is just a reminder that we are still human. And pizza, even the frozen variety, is still delicious. And vegetables don’t have to take over your whole plate every day for the rest of your life, unless you choose it.

Balance is an art. It’s an effort we must work for daily. In life, love and food. So don’t feel bad if you ate a few too many tacos, or if you didn’t get a run in one day. It all balances out in the end, if you make the effort.

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