Morrie absolutely loves to eat. Besides being necessary for life in a basic sense, Morrie sees food as a means of connecting and fostering relationships, and therefore essential in developing and maintaining his personal culture. After his first visit with Morrie, Mitch remembers Morrie's affinity for food and begins to bring him things from his favorite deli in as an offering. This continues even after Morrie is no longer able to chew and swallow solid food, and becomes a more symbolic gesture of friendship and well-wishing. As Morrie's health declines and eating becomes more difficult, food begins to bring with it the potential for death – Morrie fears he will die by choking.
Food Quotes in Tuesdays with Morrie
I knew there was plenty of food at the house, but I wanted to contribute something. I was so powerless to help Morrie otherwise. And I remembered his fondness for eating.
Then I'd go for a walk, in a garden with some trees, watch their colors, watch the birds, take in the nature that I haven't seen in so long now.
In the evening, we'd all go together to a restaurant with some great pasta, maybe some duck—I love duck—and then we'd dance the rest of the night. I'd dance with all the wonderful dance partners out there, until I was exhausted.