Anyone who knows me, knows I love to bake and eat sweets, particularly chocolate. And though this vignette focuses on cakes and sugar, culinary gluttony is not the only angle addressed.
It’s more about the nature of selfishness – and how it easy that is, even with simple things such as a party invite. Today, we can quickly respond yes to an evite or Facebook event without really giving the invitation much thought. And just as quickly text someone on the night of and say “No” – with a lame excuse behind it. Nevermind that they’ve gone to the trouble of shopping, cleaning, cooking to accommodate all those “Yes’s”. My favorite is “so far, I can make it – will try my best”. Until what? You fall down a flight of stairs and break a leg, or something better comes along, something more cool? In the society of immediacy, we just don’t give anything much consideration anymore. And disregarding a gesture of community, nourishment, fun, friendship, face to face time – is definitely gluttonous – because much goes to waste. So, what does one do when left with a lot of food? Eat.
Like Greed, Gluttony is a tad on the comedic side, but also heartfelt, as we watch this woman (that’s me by the way) come to several realizations about gluttony. When creating these films, I never wanted to be judgmental. We all throw away tons of food every year, we eat more than we should, our nation has a lot of unhealthy addictions. But the actions are a result of the sin taking over your mind and body. What lead you there to begin with? That’s what’s going through her mind as she melts quicker than the frosting on the cake.
And just so you know, I took the cakes into work the next day and gave them to my coworkers – nothing went to waste. ;)
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