Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Fruit and the BP Spill

I don't think it's irresponsible of me to NOT talk about the BP spill.  Discussions regarding that topic are all over the internet. Photographs abound of the wild life that is being destroyed because they can't seem to figure out how to PLUG IT UP!  So...I'm not going to talk about it.  If you want to talk about it, go to another blog.

I will change the topic dramatically by discussing WATERMELON!  I once wrote a monologue about watermelon being my favorite food. I think it may very well be the ideal fruit--second only to the banana.  I had a huge bowl of watermelon today for breakfast!  Wow! Talk about summer in my mouth.  It was delish.  I have no idea what I'm doing when I pick melons....but leave it to my beloved Trader Joe's to stock fantastic, ripe, red, juicy seedless mini melons.  Nectar of the Gods.

If it seems like I'm in denial over the bigger issues and wanting to write about something as mundane as watermelon...you're wrong.  First of all, watermelon is NOT mundane; and second, I'm not denying all the pain and suffering that is occurring as I write these words...but frankly, I needed a breather.  It's all too much sometimes, don't you think?

I am continually trying to make my life simpler and that includes the constant influx of information that bombards my brain every single second of the day.  It's not denial...it's survival. I breathe.  I acknowledge.  I do what I can.  And I move forward. 

Talking about fruit makes me feel better.  Don't ask me why.  Watermelon and bananas.  How simple can you get?


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like a lot of different fruits, especially bananas, strawberries, and oranges. Reading this post reminded me of Mel Brooks playing the part of the "2000 year old man" on an old comedy album, in which the old man extols the virtues of his favorite fruit, the nectarine. As he says, it's "half a peach, half a plum; it's a hell of a fruit." -- MikeB

Nicole MacDonald said...

a favourite of mine :)

awitchtrying said...

Mmm... cantaloupe. We need to spend time admiring and enjoying what nature offers. It's important to practice gratitude, too! The perfect piece of fruit makes your taste buds scream THANK YOU!

Lisa said...

A post about watermelon WAY beats oil spills in my book. I like the blog's new template, Debbie. Very cozy.