"We all tend to more often express the over-indulgences in ourselves through the use of our mouths.
Ironically, the chain smoker will puff their poisonous fumes in their bid to relax, even though all available evidence shows that smoking actually increases tension considerably. Smoking shortens life, stifles breathing capacity, reduces oxygen in the lungs and spreads its foul stench from mouth to the environment and everyone and everything it touches. Finally it kills off romance and in time unfortunately, the smoker and their loved ones too! Whatever anyone tells you, take it from an ex-smoker who stopped ten years ago and a tobacco addict who smoked for fifty years, for children to grow up seeing a parent they love happily smoke, that child will also smoke in adulthood. My dear mother was herself a chain smoker. In fact it is the psychological equivalent of a parent pushing drugs to their offspring!
The 'foodie consumer' is a person who has an avid interest in the latest food fads. Some are food snobs who catalogue their elite epicurean moments in vivid detail via their cuisine face-book images of what they've just eaten or cooked or in their blogs and general recipes which they readily hand out. Such folk tend to spend their hedonistic lives seeking their sensual pleasure in voluptuous and shapely opulance. They either weigh six stones or sixteen and wear dresses either two sizes larger or smaller than required. One day they will diet relentlessly; the next binge remorsely. From teenage years until death they will be either on a diet or just having broken one yet again. They will concern themselves so much with the calorific content of their food that all nourishment will be digested and expelled without consumate satisfaction. They possess a masochistic streak that lead them to believe that what tastes nasty does one good. Consequently, to 'enjoy' what they eat will make them feel 'guilty' and to feel guilty will make them eat more and more. Either way, like the oyster lover, their gastronomic delights will move from shell to stomach without touch or digestion and they will always feel too full or too empty and never 'just right' with themselves.
Then there is the constant complainer for whom the sun shines too hot and the rain falls too wet and the sand sticks between the toes. These are the mini moaners whom maximise life's hardships and never speak with widen jaw that breaks into smile. Whether complainer, moaner or groaner, their mouth is in a permanent state of aggressive attack and constantly begs to bite.
There is also the liar whose mouth mangles and machinates truth at every opportunity. Liars begin by imposing untruths upon others, but always end by deceiving themselves. They fail to see that there is a beauty in truth, even when the fact is painful. The most common sort of lie is the one uttered to one's self. This untruth is solidly grounded in an unwillingness to accept the blatently obvious to the impartial observer. However, at the end of the day, liars find it impossible to maintain their lifelong pretence. Death bed confessions are not unusual as Matthew Arnold reminded us, 'Truth sits upon the lips of dying men'
Then there is the monkey and the cat who are capable of finding fulfilment and fun in nothing more than a bit of greenery and a bit of blue. When it comes to the simplicity of life, there's no pulling the wool over their eyes because they have learned to live for the moment and to make best use of what they have." William Forde: May 28th, 2014.