Hungry for Health
By: Bhavya CHAUHAN (Hall 10)
Who hasn’t heard of the famous proverb that preaches, “When health is lost, something is lost?” Last semester was particularly kind to me, which is probably why I didn’t seem to understand the vitality of remaining healthy. At the very start of this semester an infection arrested my throat and I couldn’t hear myself—at least not without sounding remotely like a toad—for a few days. As I lay coughing up a storm in my bed, a realization hit me. Suddenly flashes of all the meals, dripping in notorious sauces, floating in oil, that I savored, hit me. Everything unhealthy I had done had come back to haunt me; here I was bed-ridden, voiceless, and without an ounce of energy. The horribly bitter aftertaste of cough syrup continues to linger in my mouth. Nothing, I know now—no ice cream sundaes, no pizzas, no instant noodles—tastes better than a healthy feeling.