Last Thanksgiving, Martha Stewart posted a photo to Twitter of what appeared to be a plump, full-feathered taxidermy turkey. “Once alive Now a centerpiece,” Stewart tweeted alongside the photo, suggesting the dead animal had been decoratively placed on the table during Thanksgiving dinner. Which, likely, consisted of (impeccably prepared) turkey.
Stewart’s message was, of course, a chilling reflection on the fragility of life, but it also begs the question: Would you eat stuffed turkey while in the presence of a different, albeit similarly dead, stuffed turkey? Is it weird to eat the inside of an animal while confronted with its husk? Is meat just meat? Am I overthinking it?
Please discuss in the comments, and also during your meal.