Appetite ↔ Action

FEMALE KUDU EATING - Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa

MALE KUDU EATING - Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa


More than a motivator,
marker of hunger,
it drives decisions,
sometimes destiny

Herald to action,
heartbeat of life,
this humble impulse
will be heard

Appetite begs
not only for food

it offers a door
to understanding

Quotes to consider:

“A well-governed appetite is a great part of liberty” – Seneca

“Reason should direct and appetite obey” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Appetite comes with eating; the more one has, the more one would have.” – French Proverb

“Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.” – Horace Greeley

“As we become purer channels for God’s light, we develop an appetite for the sweetness that is possible in this world. A miracle worker is not geared toward fighting the world that is, but toward creating the world that could be.” – Marianne Williamson

“Doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age” – William Shakespeare

For another peek at Nature’s perspective, here are some lions feeding on a Wildebeest kill:


About Naomi

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26 Responses to Appetite

  1. theonlycin says:

    Beautiful writing and the photographs are world class.
    I remember writing – years ago – that I didn’t claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat garnish 😉
    Have a great Sunday, Naomi.

  2. Cindy’s just said it for me…I love your writing on appetite, especially in the context of the beautiful photos of the wild. It reminds me, on the day I must start a diet of sorts, that appetite is a natural force to help up all move forward. Mustn’t view it as an enemy… just listen to it, maybe..

  3. Lin says:

    Ooooooh Naomi! I looooove this one. The poem is brilliant. The photos always take my breath away. 😉

  4. souldipper says:

    A German dentist said to me, in 1966, as we dined at a Riesling Wine Festival in the south of France, “Show me a woman with a good appetite and I’ll show you a woman who…” He was not able to finish his sentence. Seemed the wine won. I guess he didn’t make it big…his quote is noticeably absent amongst yours! 🙂

    Tears in the Kudus eyes and hairs all countable. Dave’s incredible talent.

  5. Cindy says:

    Excellent seeing and reading this- Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.

  6. Tammy McLeod says:

    Great photos as always and who would’ve ever thought that one could find so many quotes on appetite! I really enjoyed them.

  7. nrhatch says:

    The desire behind all desires . . . our appetite for happiness. 🙂

    Wonderful post and photos.

  8. Keith says:

    Hi Naomi,

    Incredible photo’s.

    This sentence form your poem is very profound “… it drives decisions,
    sometimes destiny” So very true! Awesome, and I tahnk you for sharing this.

  9. Farouk says:

    i like that post
    keep it up 🙂

    • Naomi says:

      Thank you for commenting, Farouk, and leaving a link to your phenomenally successful site. It makes for compelling reading, which I’ll be doing more of 🙂

  10. Jingle says:

    beautiful indeed, just like your smiles.

  11. Heart says:

    One picture is elegant, the next one royal and majestic.. !! Incredible photo footage as always Naomi!!
    And love how you wrote, “it drives decisions, sometimes destiny”.. So true!!
    And congratulations on the 2010 Best Photographic Blog Finalist award, you guys deserve every bit of it!
    And a side note, I am eager to fill in Amy’s quote with my own naughty interpretations..!!! Sorry, don’t call out on me.. 😉

  12. Tokeloshe says:

    Stunning photos!

    Thank you for my little bit of Africa 😉
    Take care.

  13. Jamie Dedes says:

    Without a doubt, you are a world class poet and blogger. Thanks for the gift of you and thanks to Dave for his dear photos. I could stare at them forever. Hugs!

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