I am not sure when or where was the genesis of this idea but ever since my early teen years, I eat all of my pizza slices upside down. It’s true. I grab the slice, turn it upside down and bite into it.
I do not make a big fuss of it like I used to. However whenever there are people who do not know about this method of eating pizza and they see me eating it, they usually ask me why I do it and I gladly answer:
“It’s pure enjoyment.”
Closing my eyes is the first step. If I close my eyes, I am giving the pizza it’s rightful place; my undivided attention. When the cheese makes contact with my tongue, it feels as if I’m biting into a small piece of happiness. I can see the different colors splashing a la ratatouille. Although I do admit that eating the slice normally also brings a great taste to your palate, when you do this upside down, it simply magnifies the experience tremendously.
I share this particularity of mine to illustrate how we go about life consuming the everyday things such as listening to music, watching movies, eating pizza, etc… It’s a small but meaningful alteration to how we consume all of the above. It can make a big difference to your day, and if done daily, a difference to your life.
Next time you order pizza, try it upside down. Enjoy the moment!