I still have ten fingers, ten toes, and enough coordination to type this. I have a can of Coke in the freezer and I'm waiting for it to cool off. I'm considering going to teach kids English in South Korea. I don't even know what age kids I'd be teaching and I'm not sure I can picture myself actually carrying it out. But whatever I do now, it'll be hacking it. My mom's mid-twenties room-mate is in the kitchen making a vegetable smoothie; My mom and her have been on a five-day fast, all the while living hectic, modern lives. They've been taking all these pills, too. It seems to me that if one is going to fast, one should be in a situation where she can do only a moderate amount of work.
Also, I've been reading some of Thoreau's writings. He's very smart but to my sensibilities, he lacks the moderation that makes wisdom. I believe that we have to accept our animal natures. The real sage works hard and sacrifices for the community but also savors good meals and enjoys an earthy sin or two.