Feed me!

I’m now 22 hours into my fast, in preparation for the barium x-ray this afternoon.

I celebrated the Eucharist at St Salvador’s this morning, which was an interesting experience. Truly one of service as I was unable to eat bread or drink wine. I had to write myself a notice on an A6 sheet of paper and leave it on the altar: “NIL BY MOUTH” to remind myself, just in case I went into auto-pilot.

It’s amazing how much our lives revolve around the daily rythmn and pattern of meals, and eating. I just caught myself thinking that I would have a quick bite to eat before I head out to the hospital. Hmmm… maybe not.

The question is: what do I eat first to break my fast around 3 or 4pm this afternoon? Breakfast or dinner?

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 49 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.