Thursday, January 12, 2012

on fruit and being time


i was supposed to be blogging about art, the creative process, my inspiration. 

perhaps a lovely tutorial, for a snowed in thursday.  

instead i made a fruit salad.  and felt compelled to share the life-altering experience. 

to be fair, i don't believe anybody ever broke open a pomegranate and not been enlightened to the secrets of the universe in the process.

do try this deceptively simple fruit salad at home.

pomegranate.  grapefruit.  banana. 

it will take at least half an hour to prepare.  bloodbath kitchen in the aftermath.  and yet you will have no regrets.  health and deliciousness have rarely met quite as elegantly on your plate before.  it may even erase some of past year's regrets.

but i digress.  this whole thing got me thinking about seasons.  remember i had time on my hands and fruit on my mind.

no fruit tree is expected to bear fruit out of season.  yet we people are expected to do, make, produce, accomplish 'round the clock.  perhaps we should take a clue from the way nature runs it course.
a cherry tree doesn't feel guilty for not making cherries in february. 

perhaps there is a time to bare all.  to let go of all that showed the world who you are.  and to do it with a flamboyant show of color, while you're at it.
a time to feel the storm rather than fight it.
a time to be nourished rather than nourish.
a glorious time to burst with the exuberance of being alive.

indeed, there are few things quite as glorious as a cherry tree in april. 

so slurp up that juice and relish the season you find yourself in.

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    1. thank you, jennifer! you do the same! i find that for me the being seasons are much more difficult to settle into than the fruit bearing seasons.

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  2. Sage advice! Your salad looked quite delicious...

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    1. thank you, helen! quite refreshing too. :)

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  3. what a wonderful post:
    food for my soul!

    i had fruit salad yesterday: pomegranate, banana and passionfruit...yum...it was sooo good and a feast for the eye also.
    next time i will add some grapefruit also : )

    wishing you a lovely weekend,
    v

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    1. grateful you stopped by, vibeke! i shall try adding passionfruit next time.

      a sweet& slow sunday to you!

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  4. Great blog! I'm a new follower =)

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    1. i am honored, diana! i love your sweet feminine style!

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  5. Yes to the salad and the thoughts. I do love how eating pomegranate always feels ritualistic.

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    1. so i am not the only one. :) thank you for stopping by, cara! have a lovely weekend!

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  6. no fruit tree is expected to bear fruit out of season. yet we people are expected to do, make, produce, accomplish 'round the clock. perhaps we should take a clue from the way nature runs it course.
    a cherry tree doesn't feel guilty for not making cherries in february.

    Love that. Sometimes a cherry tree is still a cherry tree while being tree alone. Time off from the cherry.

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    1. may we all learn from the cherry tree. cheers, leslie!

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  7. Been following you on tumblr - glad to find you blogging . . .
    Love this post - such sage advice - beautiful salad and beautiful words.
    Yes let's all enjoy the season we are in.

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  8. lovely to have you over, judy! thank you for the kind words!

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  9. Love this post....the salad looks divine and your musings about slowing down and being at one with the season is lovely and a wonderful reminder!!!

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  10. thank you, patti! wishing you bountiful presence in the season you find yourself in!

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  11. Your words touched my heart.
    No tree is expected to bear fruit out of season.....that's just what I needed to hear.
    Thank you Anca....and yes, I will be trying this fruit combination! Your photo is incredibly inspiring. Xo


    Ciao Bella
    Creative Carmelina

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