This nonsense post was written in response to Linda G. Hill’s Stream of consciousness Saturday prompt
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “beef.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!
Beef and Rhubarb
I’m afraid I’m not at all at comfortable with this weeks’ prompt. I’m a vegetarian, most of the time, which means I don’t eat much meat, and the word ‘beef’ conjures no positive images at all in my mind!
Cow’s meat, steaks, slaughterhouses, death and blood come to my mind. This isn’t going to work. I’ll be a wreck in a few minutes if I don’t think of non-meaty things related to beef. Suddenly an idea crosses my mind; I can feel this is going to be a bit of a nonsense stream of consciousness…
I’ll try for non-meaty things. The first one that springs to mind are Beefeaters at the Tower of London, such lucky soldiers to have had the privilege of eating meat more often than most. They looked after all the royal prisoners. I wonder if they ate beef, too? The Tower of London has taken me to Saint Thomas More, and hapless Lady Jane Grey and Anne Boleyn. They say Queen Anne walks around at nights with her head tucked under her arm. I know this isn’t going to work when I vividly see Henry VIII’s bog toe bursting with gout due to too much meat and constantly feeding his body instead of his soul.
Oh dear, I’m back to meat, corned beef, roast beef, minced meat, and the poor cows grazing in the prairies, if they’re lucky enough, giving us their best milk to make yoghurt, butter and cheese… This isn’t going to work. I need to think about something else. Got it.There’s only one thing I dislike more than beef.
Rhubarb. Rhubarb. Rhubarb.
P.S. I apologise to those of you who don’t like nonsense, but that’s what beef does to me 🙂 🙂
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