Saturday, June 2, 2007
Is an acquired taste worth acquiring?
The glass of Guinness pictured is surely one of the most beautiful sights the world has ever known. It is right up there with the Pieta, the view of St. Peter's through the keyhole of the Knights of Malta and a Kentish field on a November morning. The trouble is, I can't stand the stuff. It tastes like a milky, watery, yucky medicinal drink the school Matron would serve to a boy who was suffering from lack of iron. It's obviously an acquired taste. The question is: is an acquired taste worth acquiring? Will the effort be worth it, will it be of longterm benefit. This deep philosophical question must be answered. Even though it's not really a meme - I welcome thoughts - and I tag the Roving Medievalist, Mulier Fortis and the Hermeneutic of Continuity.