when I look at these photos, I think I'm a frustrated
flower arranger. Seriously, isn't the exacting placement
of that omurice look a
little weird when you think about it? The obimake
enoki isn't too bad unless you realize that the
four pieces echoes the four omurice slices at the bottom.
The steamed broccoli bed
haloing the top is forgivable. The almond cake is refreshingly messy
- but then you come to the fruit
salad, which is pathologically organized.
Apple and persimmon slices alternate, with the apple
slices alternating in orientation, and more apple slices
are trapping the longans, which are wondering what
kind of nut farm they've wandered into.
This is not only a lunch, it is a cry for help. Well,
I have recognized my problem, and I will take the first
steps toward solving it be deliberately messing it up
when I eat it. I'll squirt ketchup all over the omurice
any which way, and I'll eat the apple and persimmon
out of sequence! Take that, tyranny of orderliness!