The confluence of the anomalous meets the premise within the conservation of energy strikes me as an interesting demarcation of comparisons and a matter of speculation. As a matter of defining the conservation principle, the basic definition can be purloined from Wikipedia;
"The law of conservation of energy, first formulated in the nineteenth century, is a law of physics. It states that the total amount of energy in an isolated system remains constant over time. The total energy is said to be conserved over time. For an isolated system, this law means that energy can change its location within the system, and that it can change form within the system, for instance chemical energy can become kinetic energy, but that energy can be neither created nor destroyed."
Then again, a bowl of Chili creates thought, and so there appears to be a significant upgrade in potential energy through our biology in the transmutation of a self ware human being's imagination from the latent potential energy rooted in corn and meat and spices heated in an alchemical process, which then leads to a classification of living creatures eating and being eaten and what eats what inasmuch as it is interesting to consider we are the only creatures on this planet to eat everything living from from the inert to the vertebrates in every form, whereas the brackets of range that follow other creatures are extremely limited in terms of what they consume. What is also interesting is the complexity of living creatures behavior in relation to the range of foods they consume as it seems that the wider the range of consumption, the more complex the behavior in them we can observe.
Are there foods we missed in our range of human consumption? Have we been too limited in what we term consumption? What of impressions? What of thought? What of what we see? Could we reasonably consider these to be food groups? Then there is air, water, etc that we also share in consumption with other creatures as well as the singularity of fire when we roast living material to consume it, something so intimately absorbed into daily life, we never question that there may be something odder going on than we can reconnoiter by our own experience under the heat of a sun we can only poorly mimic by rubbing two sticks together. Perhaps the operative word is metamorphosis as illustrated below in one of the few works of art produced by Herman Hesse, one form to another, each enfolded into the other as in the Voynich manuscript.
A page from the Voynich manuscript for comparison to the vision of Hesse..a genome of transmutation in metamorphosis as a pathway of an energetic reciprocity..underneath the silvered surface of the mirror nature provides us perhaps there is another...
Can the transformation qualities of impressions, thought etc created within us, which are rooted elsewhere be a bridge by their consumption to be analogous to opening a door to other realities? It is as if we are positioned to reach beyond the conservation of energy, that we create more than we consume in building a hive of refined energy that cannot be destroyed but then again can it be consumed? Or is all of this a misnomer of comparative thinking? What of the creatures that exist between the realm of dreams and the realm of our waking state? Is thought a food for them, or more cogently, our emotional tonal output? Do we feed a realm we are unaware of?
Do we converse with a bowl of Chili? Do they converse with us? Is momentary glimpse of coherence between these realms a matter of trying to fit five gallons into a one gallon container, and does the container color what it contains? Do we invest as well in impressions in this reciprocal feeding as a strange feedback loop? Is the amount of focused attention form a poorly imaged bridge that is a transient trending that rises only to dissipate by the passing coherence we provide it that none the less is an inaccuracy of translation?
Perhaps this in of itself is food for thought...as we turn and turn under the Sun.