If you leave our seditious virtual cafe restaurant, take a stroll to London Bridge, and decide to take a dip in the Thames, it’s easy peasy, you’ll experience tidal currents; the incoming tide carries you upstream, the outgoing downstream. But if an editorial swirl pulls you down, you’re into less predictable undercurrents. 

Nature has plenty of tricks up her sleeve. The Bosporus is a natural water channel that connects the Black Sea to the Marmara and divides Europe from Asia. The surface current flows from North to South, or downhill, at a brisk walking pace, but the slower, stronger undercurrent flows the other way.

There are lots of analogies to be drawn. If you’re not sure who or what to believe, natural location can offer clarification. For example, one day you’re flapping around on a surface that tells you this is true, but the next you dive deeper and find a voluminous, contrary undercurrent telling you that is true.

Or even more worryingly, all your life you float along the surface making no effort and think you liked this thing, then for whatever reason one day you focus and take a dive deeper and discover you don’t really like this thing at all, you like that thing, which is the complete opposite of this thing.

This unpredictable and sometimes contrary flow of undercurrents along the same water course explains many things about life, but none more so than the dietary fixations of policy makers, who say for example they love lemon curd sandwiches, and then get caught at home stuffing down peanut butter ones.

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